# general


08/19/2021, 6:29 PM
I'm feeling daft... can anyone explain to me how to follow these instructions and use
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import * as awsx from "@pulumi/awsx"; When I do
pulumi up
It's saying I have to use
because of a node_module from pulumi is using require. I would like to use import instead of refactoring all my code to use require Error:
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require() of /index.js from /node_modules/@pulumi/pulumi/cmd/run/run.js is an ES module file as it is a .js file whose nearest parent package.json contains "type": "module" which defines all .js files in that package scope as ES modules.
    Instead rename index.js to end in .cjs, change the requiring code to use import(), or remove "type": "module" from /package.json.
Hmm... turns out all the examples I'm seeing (including this docs page) are in typescript, which seems to handle the import. So if you choose javascript you have to use require.


08/19/2021, 10:08 PM
Lambdas cannot use
even if your runtime is node14. Don't know why. So if you want to create a pure JS package for your lambdas, you either need to use commonJS, or transpile down to that. I don't know how to transpile JS->JS; the TS->JS transpilation done with Pulumi's default config has always worked for me.


08/20/2021, 4:25 PM
Yeah TS -> JS just moves it to commonJS ... We opted not to use TS so I'll just write it in commonJS. Thanks.