Ethereum nodejs: Contract address returning as undefined in console

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var web3 = new Web3(new Web3.providers.HttpProvider("http://localhost:8545"));

var accounts_list = web3.eth.accounts;
var code = fs.readFileSync('Voting.sol').toString();
var compiledCode = solc.compile(code);
var abiDefinition = JSON.parse(compiledCode.contracts[':Voting'].interface)
var VotingContract = web3.eth.contract(abiDefinition)
var byteCode = compiledCode.contracts[':Voting'].bytecode
var deployedContract =['Itachi','Luffy','Midoriya'],{data: byteCode, from: web3.eth.accounts[0], gas: 4700000})
var deployedContractAddress = deployedContract.address;

var contractInstance =;
// contractInstance.voteForCandidate('Itachi', {from: web3.eth.accounts[0]}) // function to vote for Itachi
//'Itachi').toLocaleString() // function to return Itachi's votes

var deployedAddress = contractInstance.address;


the ouput is: undefined

but when i manually run each command on node Console it is not the case. when i tried typeof contractInstance.address it outputs as "String"

but i dont want to run each command manually every time hence tried running it in a script

Oct 15, 2018 in Blockchain by slayer
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1 answer to this question.

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As per the documentation, if you deploy the contract synchronously, the function returns immediately with a transaction hash, but you'll need to poll the transaction's status until it's mined. (Only then will the contract's address be available.)

As an alternative, you can deploy the contract asynchronously:['Itachi','Luffy','Midoriya'],{data: byteCode, from: web3.eth.accounts[0], gas: 4700000}, function (err, deployedContract) {
    if (deployedContract.address) {
        console.log(`Address: ${deployedContract.address}`);
        // use deployedContract here
answered Oct 15, 2018 by Omkar
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