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Executes a new message call immediately without creating a transaction on the blockchain.


  • Object - The transaction call object
    • from: DATA, 20 Bytes - (optional) The address the transaction is sent from.
    • to: DATA, 20 Bytes - The address the transaction is directed to.
    • gas: QUANTITY - (optional) Integer of the gas provided for the transaction execution. eth_call consumes zero gas, but this parameter may be needed by some executions. **NOTE: this parameter does not have limit or cap. **
    • gasPrice: QUANTITY - (optional) Integer of the gasPrice used for each paid gas.
    • value: QUANTITY - (optional) Integer of the value sent with this transaction
    • data: DATA - (optional) Hash of the method signature and encoded parameters. For details see Ethereum Contract ABI
  • QUANTITY|TAG - integer block number, or the string "latest", "earliest" or "pending" (see the default block parameter), OR the blockHash (in accordance with EIP-1898) NOTE: the parameter is an object instead of a string and should be specified as: {"blockHash": "0x<some-hash>"}. Learn more here.


DATA - the return value of executed contract method.

Request example

curl --location 'https://rpc.eth.gateway.fm' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data '{
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"method": "eth_call",
"params": [
"from": "0x00000000219ab540356cBB839Cbe05303d7705Fa",
"to": "0x3d14de87b5ade1c61a0b7ca29f7632e6e756b8bf",
"gas": "0x76c0",
"gasPrice": "0x9184e72a000",
"value": "0x0",
"data": "0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8d46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f072445675058bb8eb970870f072445675"
"id": 1

Response example

"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"id": 1,
"result": "0x"
eth_call checks the balance of the sender to make sure that the sender has enough gas to complete the request. Example of response when from doesn't have enough funds:
"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"id": 1,
"error": {
"code": -32000,
"message": "insufficient funds for gas * price + value: address 0x3d14dE87b5AdE1C61a0B7CA29F7632e6E756b8bf have 0 want 304000000000000000"