Is it possible to use a variable as the entry_point for a callback in smartpy?

This works:

    def getProofs(self, address, callback_address):
        c = sp.contract(TGetProofsResponsePayload, callback_address, entry_point="getProofsCallback").open_some()
        sp.transfer(sp.record(address=address, proofs=self.data.identities[address]), sp.mutez(0), c)

This does not:

    def getProofs(self, address, callback_address, callback_entrypoint):
        c = sp.contract(TGetProofsResponsePayload, callback_address, entry_point=callback_entrypoint).open_some()
        sp.transfer(sp.record(address=address, proofs=self.data.identities[address]), sp.mutez(0), c)

Getting the following error:

Error: Error in Scenario
Expression format error (a 4) (contract (attr (params 64) callback_entrypoint 170)
((address address) (callback_entrypoint string)
(map string
((meta (map string string)) (register_date timestamp) (verified bool))
(attr (params 64) callback_address 170) 68) 

Any ideas? 🤷‍♂️

I guess I can pass a routing_key or callback_id to handle different scenarios for the callback, but seems cleaner not to force the callback entrypoint name? 😅

Thanks ❤️

1 Answer 1


The callback_address can be tz1...%getProofsCallback.

The smartpy code would then look like:

c = sp.contract(TGetProofsResponsePayload, callback_address).open_some()

The CONTRACT instruction CONTRACT %name t has annotation as you can see and those cannot be dynamic.

To get the address with entry_point information you can do:

# when building the callback
callback_address = sp.self_entry_point(entry_point = 'getProofsCallback')
  • Added an example on how to build the callback with entrypoint information May 21, 2021 at 13:41
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    Fantastic 🎉 Works like charm 🙌 I had to use sp.self_entry_point_address to get what I needed, but yeah... thanks a bunch!! May 21, 2021 at 14:49
  • Out of curiosity, are there any functions to build such a callback_address from a testcase? 😅 Would like to make a test to verify that contract X cannot trigger unwanted behaviour on contract A via calling getProofs on contract B 🤔 (getProofs is on B and getProofsCallback is on A in this case) May 21, 2021 at 15:12
  • 1
    Yes. You can do the following: smartpy.io/… May 21, 2021 at 15:32

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