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Instantiate a CosmWasm contract

This section describes the process of instantiating a smart contract, by showing the InstantiateMsg structure passed during contract creation and the Instantiate function that runs upon contract execution.



InstantiateMsg is the initialization message, and deals with the variables provided when the contract gets instantiated.

This function can be found in the

/// Variables for contract instantiation./// Exclude variables susceptible to replay attacks or secret struct InstantiateMsg {    pub sent_message: String,}


Make sure that sensitive data prone to replay attacks isn't incorporated.


On contract creation, the instantiate function sets the initial state of the smart contract, conducts necessary checks, and can function akin to an execute message.

This function can be found in the

pub fn instantiate(    deps: DepsMut,    _env: Env,    _info: MessageInfo,    msg: InstantiateMsg,) -> Result<Response, ContractError> {    // Initialize contract's state.    let state = State {        global_var: msg.sent_message,    };    // Save state to the blockchain., &state)?;    Ok(Response::new().add_attribute("instantiated", "true"))}


To instantiate contracts with CosmWasm, you can create the following files:

pub mod contract;mod error;pub mod helpers;pub mod msg;pub mod state;pub use crate::error::ContractError;

#[cfg(not(feature = "library"))]use cosmwasm_std::entry_point;use cosmwasm_std::{Binary, Deps, DepsMut, Env, MessageInfo, Response, StdResult, to_binary};// use cw2::set_contract_version;use crate::error::ContractError;use crate::msg::{ExecuteMsg, InstantiateMsg, QueryMsg};use crate::state::{State, STATE};/*// version info for migration infoconst CONTRACT_NAME: &str = "";const CONTRACT_VERSION: &str = env!("CARGO_PKG_VERSION");*/#[cfg_attr(not(feature = "library"), entry_point)]pub fn instantiate(    deps: DepsMut,    _env: Env,    _info: MessageInfo,    msg: InstantiateMsg,) -> Result<Response, ContractError> {    /* Code is executed at contract creation and accepts an `InstantiateMsg`    Used to set initial (default) state variables of the smart contract    Can perform checks and acts like an execute message.     */    let state = State {        global_var: msg.sent_message,    };    // Pushes the data to blockchain storage, &state)?;    Ok(Response::new()    .add_attribute("instantiated", "true"))}#[cfg_attr(not(feature = "library"), entry_point)]pub fn execute(    _deps: DepsMut,    _env: Env,    _info: MessageInfo,    _msg: ExecuteMsg,) -> Result<Response, ContractError> {    unimplemented!()}#[cfg_attr(not(feature = "library"), entry_point)]pub fn query(deps: Deps, _env: Env, msg: QueryMsg) -> StdResult<Binary> {    match msg {        QueryMsg::GetMessage {} => to_binary(&query::message(deps)?),    }}pub mod query {    use crate::msg::GetMessageResponse;    use super::*;    pub fn message(deps: Deps) -> StdResult<GetMessageResponse> {        let state = STATE.load(;        Ok(GetMessageResponse { message: state.global_var })    }}#[cfg(test)]mod tests {    use cosmwasm_std::{testing::{mock_dependencies, mock_env, mock_info}, Addr, from_binary};    use crate::msg::GetMessageResponse;    use super::*;    #[test]    fn instantiate_test() {        let mut deps = mock_dependencies();        let env = mock_env();        let msg = InstantiateMsg { sent_message: "Hey!".to_string()};        let info = mock_info("creator", &[]);        instantiate(deps.as_mut(), env.clone(), info, msg).unwrap();        // Query data from blockchain        let res = query(deps.as_ref(), env, QueryMsg::GetMessage {  }).unwrap();        let message: GetMessageResponse = from_binary(&res).unwrap();        assert_eq!("Hey!".to_string(), message.message);    }   }

use cosmwasm_schema::{cw_serde, QueryResponses};#[cw_serde]/*variables to be passed to contract at instantiation.secret variables or any variable that is open to a replay attack should not be part of the InstantiateMsg */pub struct InstantiateMsg {    pub sent_message: String}#[cw_serde]pub enum ExecuteMsg {}#[cw_serde]#[derive(QueryResponses)]pub enum QueryMsg {    #[returns(GetMessageResponse)]    GetMessage {}}#[cw_serde]pub struct GetMessageResponse {    pub message: String}

use cosmwasm_std::StdError;use thiserror::Error;#[derive(Error, Debug)]pub enum ContractError {    #[error("{0}")]    Std(#[from] StdError),    #[error("Unauthorized")]    Unauthorized {},    // Add any other custom errors you like here.    // Look at for details.}

use schemars::JsonSchema;use serde::{Deserialize, Serialize};use cw_storage_plus::Item;#[derive(Serialize, Deserialize, Clone, Debug, PartialEq, Eq, JsonSchema)]pub struct State {    pub global_var: String,}pub const STATE: Item<State> = Item::new("state");

use schemars::JsonSchema;use serde::{Deserialize, Serialize};use cosmwasm_std::{to_binary, Addr, CosmosMsg, StdResult, WasmMsg};use crate::msg::ExecuteMsg;/// CwTemplateContract is a wrapper around Addr that provides a lot of helpers/// for working with this.#[derive(Serialize, Deserialize, Clone, Debug, PartialEq, Eq, JsonSchema)]pub struct CwTemplateContract(pub Addr);impl CwTemplateContract {    pub fn addr(&self) -> Addr {        self.0.clone()    }    pub fn call<T: Into<ExecuteMsg>>(&self, msg: T) -> StdResult<CosmosMsg> {        let msg = to_binary(&msg.into())?;        Ok(WasmMsg::Execute {            contract_addr: self.addr().into(),            msg,            funds: vec![],        }        .into())    }}

Credits: CosmWasm by example. You can check the code on Github or open it with VS code.