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eth_call RPC method

The eth_call EVM method is only supported on the Avalanche C-Chain.


  1. Object - The transaction call object, should have this shape:

    from - (optional) String of the address the transaction is sent from.

    to - String of the address the transaction is directed to.

    gas - (optional) Integer of the gas provided for the transaction execution.

    gasPrice - (optional) Integer of the gasPrice used for each paid gas encoded as a hexadecimal.

    value - (optional) Integer of the value sent with this transaction encoded as a hexadecimal.

    data - (optional) String of the hash of the method signature and encoded parameters, see the Ethereum Contract ABI.

  2. Quantity or Tag - Integer block number, or the string 'latest', 'earliest' or 'pending', see the default block parameter.


  1. Data - the return value of executed contract.

Code Examples:

To use the eth_call EVM method on the Avalanche C-Chain, ensure that the end of your URL includes ext/bc/C/rpc.

const ethers = require("ethers");
(async () => {
  const abi = [
      constant: true,
      inputs: [{ internalType: "address", name: "", type: "address" }],
      name: "balanceOf",
      outputs: [{ internalType: "uint256", name: "", type: "uint256" }],
      payable: false,
      stateMutability: "view",
      type: "function",
  const provider = new ethers.providers.JsonRpcProvider("");
  const contract = new ethers.Contract(
  const response = await contract.functions.balanceOf(
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