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Managing Deployed Contracts

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To interact with a deployed contract using the SDK without redeploying it, you only need the contract ID and its JSON ABI. This allows you to bypass the deployment setup.

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The contractId property from the Contract class is of type AbstractAddress , an abstract class that is exclusively extended by the Address class.

The Address class wraps all methods from the AbstractAddress class and adds a single property: bech32Address. This property is a string encoded in Bech32 format, recognizable by the human-readable prefix fuel followed by the separator 1.

When you log the contractId property of an instantiated Contract using console.log, the output appears as follows:

  Address {
    bech32Address: 'fuel1e5tdjlzufcvwut5dvs5yglweepmrevpnvuvt2djj6pyl3mygkwaq8m7f20'

If you have already an instantiated and deployed contract in hands you can create another contract instance simply by using the contractId property and the contract JSON ABI:

const deployedContract = new Contract(contractId, abi, wallet);
const { value } = await deployedContract.functions
	.txParams({ gasLimit: 10_000 })

The previous example assumes that you have a Contract instance at hand. However, some Fuel tools and Sway use the b256 type format, a hex-encoded string-like type, for contract IDs.

You might have this format instead, for example, if you have deployed your contract with forc deploy.

The process of instantiating a Contract remains the same when using a contract ID of type b256:

const b256 = '0x50007a55ccc29075bc0e9c0ea0524add4a7ed4f91afbe1fdcc661caabfe4a82f';
const deployedContract = new Contract(b256, abi, wallet);
const { value } = await deployedContract.functions
	.txParams({ gasLimit: 10_000 })