Skip to content
Related Articles
Get the best out of our app
GeeksforGeeks App
Open App

Related Articles

Node.js Local Module

Improve Article
Save Article
Like Article
Improve Article
Save Article
Like Article

Node.js comes with different predefined modules (e.g. http, fs, path, etc.) that we use and scale our project. We can define modules locally as Local Module. It consists of different functions declared inside a JavaScript object and we reuse them according to the requirement. We can also package it and distribute it using NPM. 

Defining local module: Local module must be written in a separate JavaScript file. In the separate file, we can declare a JavaScript object with different properties and methods. 

Step 1: Create a local module with the filename Welcome.js 


const welcome = {
    sayHello: function () {
        console.log("Hello GeekforGeeks user");
    currTime: new Date().toLocaleDateString(),
    companyName: "GeekforGeeks"
module.exports = welcome

Explanation: Here, we declared an object ‘welcome’ with a function sayHello and two variables currTime and companyName. We use the module.export to make the object available globally. 

Part 2: In this part, use the above module in the app.js file. 


const local = require("./Welcome.js");

Explanation: Here, we import our local module ‘sayHello’ in a variable ‘local’ and consume the function and variables of the created modules.


Hello GeekforGeeks user
My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Last Updated : 11 Apr, 2023
Like Article
Save Article
Similar Reads
Related Tutorials