Fix the Cannot Find Name 'require' Error in TypeScript

Last updated on December 01, 2022
Fix the Cannot Find Name 'require' Error in TypeScript

To fix the "cannot find name 'require'" error in TypeScript, install the @types/node package into your project by running npm i -D @types/node.

This error can occur when you try to use the Node.js require() function in a TypeScript file.

The "cannot find name 'require' error in TypeScript.

You can fix it by running the following command in a terminal window at the root directory of your project:

npm i -D @types/node

If the error persists, try adding "node" to the types array in your tsconfig.json file:


  "compilerOptions": {
    "types": [
      // ... other types
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