NodeJS "Must use import to load ES Module"
I ran your code with no problem. Check for 2 things:
- Node version >= 14. It only works with latest version of node.
- Make sure your package.json includes a line for "type": "module", Without this line node assumes you want to use Common JS modules rather than ESM.
Hope this helps:
I ran into a similar issue while building my react project.
Here's the error:
ERROR in ./src/index.js Module build failed (from ./node_modules/babel-loader/lib/index.js): Error [ERR_REQUIRE_ESM]: Must use import to load ES Module: /home/pradeep/Work/my_project/node_modules/@babel/runtime/helpers/interopRequireWildcard/_index.mjs
Then I realized that I am on a different node version than the one used to install packages in this project.
I had two options:
- Change node version to the one required by this project and build again.
- Stay on the node version you have and remove node_modules directory and package-lock.json file and do npm install again.
I chose the first approach and it worked for me.
I didn't want to post another question regarding the same so I posted an answer here.