What is the correct import statement for functions in the lib/ folder of a DO functions project

Everything is working as expected up until the point where I tried to include some common functions under the lib/ folder. I cannot figure out what the correct import syntax is and can’t seem to find any docs to help either.

I have tried things like from lib.sample_function import sample as well as relative imports like from ..lib.sample_function import sample. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Bobby Iliev
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December 8, 2023

Hi there,

The contents of the lib folder and the contents of each function’s directory affect what is included in each deployed function and how that function is built.

Here is also an example project that might help:

The structure is more or less just the file and your library.

Here is also another example on how this is implemented:

The above is from an end-to-end test and includes a simple use of the lib directory and a file.

If your serverless function repository is public, feel free to share it here and I will be happy to take a further look at why the builds might be failing.



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