Calling other contracts

Orbs contracts are able to call other orbs contracts as part of the execution logic, we call this action a service call.

In order to call other contracts, you will need to import the service library

import (

The service library exposes a single function called CallMethod which is used to call the external contract which is deployed on the same virtual chain of the Orbs blockchain.

CallMethod(serviceName string, methodName string, args ...interface{}) []interface{}

This function received the following arguments:

  • serviceName - The contract name

  • methodName - The method to call in that contract

  • args - The variadic parameter for the method arguments

The return value will contain the array of the result of the function execution.