Import a JSON file content from a Node.JS module

Emmanuel Gautier / May 22, 2023

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With the new Node.JS modules, it is possible to read JSON file content with the import function which is quite simple but you have to do it the right way.

If you just make as follow you will have the needs an import assertion of type "json" error:

import packageJSON from './package.json';

The reason is that you have to assert the type even if Node.js understand it is a JSON. According to tc39/proposal-import-attributes, you should write the import with an assertion like this:

import packageJSON from './package.json' assert { type: 'json' };


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