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Import function from external script JavaScript

Community Beginner ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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Hi, everyone!

I'm quite new to scripting in Illustrator, so I was wondering whether I could write a file with a few funcitons that I use most often (like utilities in python) and call them from this file into a different script instead of writing them every time. Like that:

```

// internal_file.js

from external_file import Function

```

Unfortunately, I was unable to do it with the standard js methods and I suppose, it's because Illustrator scripting uses a basic version of js that doesn't have all the methods and objects. Has anyone found a way around?

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Community Expert , Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

Hi, you can include external scripts uisng the following commands

#include "fileName"

 Example :

#include "utility.jsx"

 

Let us know if you are looking for this or something else.

 

 

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Community Expert ,
Jun 08, 2020 Jun 08, 2020

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Hi, you can include external scripts uisng the following commands

#include "fileName"

 Example :

#include "utility.jsx"

 

Let us know if you are looking for this or something else.

 

 

Best regards

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It worked, thanks a lot!

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Apr 21, 2023 Apr 21, 2023

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I have been using either #include or //@include on many of my scripts. However I have been looking at swtiching to idjs. I am wondering how to do the same thing. I have tried to use require and or import with no success. What is the correct solution to this?

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