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I am building a map application using Angular Maps and want to import a JSON file as a list of markers defining locations. I'm hoping to use this JSON file as marker[] array inside the app.component.ts . Instead of defining a hardcoded array of markers inside the TypeScript file.

What is the best process of importing this JSON file for use in my project? Any direction greatly appreciated!

Aonepathan's one-liner was working for me until a recent typescript update.

I found Jecelyn Yeen's post which suggests posting this snippet into your TS Definition file

add file typings.d.ts to the project's root folder with below content

declare module "*.json" {
    const value: any;
    export default value;

and then import your data like this:

import * as data from './example.json';

update July 2019:

Typescript 2.9 (docs) introduced a better, smarter solution. Steps:

  1. Add resolveJsonModule support with this line in your tsconfig.json file:
"compilerOptions": {
    "resolveJsonModule": true

the import statement can now assumes a default export:

import data from './example.json';

and intellisense will now check the json file to see whether you can use Array etc. methods. pretty cool.

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As stated in this reddit post, after Angular 7, you can simplify things to these 2 steps:

  1. Add those three lines to compilerOptions in your tsconfig.json file:
"resolveJsonModule": true,
"esModuleInterop": true,
"allowSyntheticDefaultImports": true
  1. Import your json data:
import myData from '../assets/data/my-data.json';

And that's it. You can now use myDatain your components/services.

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Here is complete answer for Angular 6+ based on @ryanrain answer:

From angular-cli doc, json can be considered as assets and accessed from standard import without use of ajax request.

Let's suppose you add your json files into "your-json-dir" directory:

  1. add "your-json-dir" into angular.json file (:

    "assets": [ "src/assets", "src/your-json-dir" ]

  2. create or edit typings.d.ts file (at your project root) and add the following content:

    declare module "*.json" { const value: any; export default value; }

    This will allow import of ".json" modules without typescript error.

  3. in your controller/service/anything else file, simply import the file by using this relative path:

    import * as myJson from 'your-json-dir/your-json-file.json';

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Benjamin Caure

Thanks for the input guys, I was able to find the fix, I added and defined the json on top of the app.component.ts file:

var json = require('./[yourFileNameHere].json');

This ultimately produced the markers and is a simple line of code.

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First solution - simply change the extension of your .json file to .ts and add export default at the beginning of the file, like so:

export default {
   property: value;

Then you can just simply import the file without the need to add typings, like so:

import data from 'data';

Second solution get the json via HttpClient.

Inject HttpClient into your component, like so:

export class AppComponent  {
  constructor(public http: HttpClient) {}

and then use this code:

this.http.get('/your.json').subscribe(data => {
  this.results = data;

This solution has one clear adventage over other solutions provided here - it doesn't require you to rebuild entire application if your json will change (it's loaded dynamically from a separate file, so you can modify only that file).

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I had read some of the responses and they didn't seem to work for me. I am using Typescript 2.9.2, Angular 6 and trying to import JSON in a Jasmine Unit Test. This is what did the trick for me.


"resolveJsonModule": true,

To tsconfig.json

Import like:

import * as nameOfJson from 'path/to/file.json';

Stop ng test, start again.


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Ian Jamieson

As of Typescript 2.9, one can simply add:

"compilerOptions": {
    "resolveJsonModule": true

to the tsconfig.json. Thereafter, it's easy to use a json file (and there will be nice type inference in VSCode, too):


    "cases": [
            "foo": "bar"

In your Typescript file:

import { cases } from './data.json';

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Nigel Gilbert

Angular 10

You should now edit the (notice the "app" in the name) file instead.

There you'll find the compilerOptions, and you simply add resolveJsonModule: true.

So, for example, the file in a brand new project should look like this:

/* To learn more about this file see: */
  "extends": "./tsconfig.base.json",
  "compilerOptions": {
    "outDir": "./out-tsc/app",
    "types": [],
    "resolveJsonModule": true
  "files": [
  "include": [
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For Angular 7+,

1) add a file "typings.d.ts" to the project's root folder (e.g., src/typings.d.ts):

declare module "*.json" {
    const value: any;
    export default value;

2) import and access JSON data either:

import * as data from 'path/to/jsonData/example.json';
export class ExampleComponent {
    constructor() {



import data from 'path/to/jsonData/example.json';
export class ExampleComponent {
    constructor() {

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In angular7, I simply used

let routesObject = require('./routes.json');

My routes.json file looks like this


    "routeEmployeeList":    "employee-list",
    "routeEmployeeDetail":      "employee/:id"

You access json items using

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let fs = require('fs');
let markers;
fs.readFile('./markers.json', handleJSONFile);

var handleJSONFile = function (err, data) {
   if (err) {
      throw err;
   markers= JSON.parse(data);
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Fateh Mohamed

I couldn't import a different file.json too. But I resolved it like this

const swaggerDoc = require('../swagger.json')
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