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

Gas parameter is capped

To prevent API abuse, the gas parameter in eth_estimateGas and this eth_call method is capped at 10x (1000%) the current block gas limit.


  • from: 20 bytes [Required] Address the transaction is sent from.
  • to: 20 bytes - Address the transaction is directed to.
  • gas: Hexadecimal value of the gas provided for the transaction execution. eth_call consumes zero gas, but this parameter may be needed by some executions.
  • gasPrice: Hexadecimal value of the gasPrice used for each paid gas.
  • maxPriorityFeePerGas: Maximum fee, in Wei, the sender is willing to pay per gas above the base fee. See EIP-1559 transactions.
  • maxFeePerGas: Maximum total fee (base fee + priority fee), in Wei, the sender is willing to pay per gas. See EIP-1559 transactions.
  • value: Hexadecimal of the value sent with this transaction.
  • data: Hash of the method signature and encoded parameters. See Ethereum contract ABI specification.
  • block parameter: [Required] A hexadecimal block number, or the string latest, earliest or pending. See the default block parameter.


The returned value of the executed contract.

If this call causes the EVM to execute a REVERT operation, an error response of the following form is returned, with the revert reason pre-decoded as a string:

"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"id": 1,
"error": {
"code": 3,
"message": "execution reverted: Dai/insufficient-balance",
"data": "0x08c379a0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000002000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000184461692f696e73756666696369656e742d62616c616e63650000000000000000"


Replace YOUR-API-KEY with the API key from your Infura Dashboard.


curl \
-H "Content-Type: application/json" \
-d '{"jsonrpc":"2.0","method":"eth_call","params": [{"from": "0xb60e8dd61c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f07233155","to": "0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f07244567","gas": "0x76c0","gasPrice": "0x9184e72a000","value": "0x9184e72a","data": "0xd46e8dd67c5d32be8d46e8dd67c5d32be8058bb8eb970870f072445675058bb8eb970870f072445675"}, "latest"],"id":1}'


"jsonrpc": "2.0",
"id": 1,
"result": "0x"