How to run a nodeJS script with depencencies in Functions ?

I want to run a simple nodeJS script as a function in DO Functions. But the nodeJS requires one or more dependencies which need to be stored in node_modules. How do we run a nodeJS script that way ? I mean, we would need to upload a package.json and run npm i right before we can execute that script as a function in DO ?


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Hi there,

You can still have your dependencies defined in a package.json file as normal. The platform will detect the file and will install those dependencies as normal.

You don’t have to commit the node_modules directory.

Here is an example of a Node App with a package.json file:

The file contains the instructions on how to deploy that sample Node function.

Let me know if you have any questions!