[Ethereum] Convert bytes32 to address


Is there a simple way to convert a bytes32, e.g. 0xca35b7d915458ef540ade6068dfe2f44e8fa733c, to an address?

bytes32 data = "0xca35b7d915458ef540ade6068dfe2f44e8fa733c";

I tried casting it with address(data) but that didn't work. I've also seen this solution here but that only works with bytes and not bytes32.

Here's the function I need in solidity:

function bytes32ToAddress(bytes32 input) public pure returns(address){
   // convert input to address
   return ...;

Best Answer

This works fine. Perhaps you were actually including single quotes in your code? If so, remove them.

pragma solidity ^0.4.24;

contract Test {
    function test(bytes32 data) external pure returns (address) {
        return address(data);
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