Is it possible to return a custom value from a program function and capture this data in the client side code?

//Anchor function
pub fn new_item(ctx: Context<Item>, id: String) -> Result<String> {
   Ok("Custom return value");

//Client side
let customValue = await PROGRAM.methods.newItem()
                item: itemPDA,
                user: user.publicKey,


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Yes! You can use set_return_data to write a slice of raw bytes to the return data.

solana_program::program::set_return_data(b"Custom return value");

When using the RPC's getTransaction method, you'll get the return data as a base64-encoded string, which you can then decode into the value, in this case a string.

You can find the return data in the transaction's meta.

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