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Absolute imports in Next.js

Published May 11 2021

Wouldn’t it be great if we could avoid relative paths in imports, in our React components in Next.js?

So instead of for example:

import Layout from '../../components/layout'

We could just write:

import Layout from 'components/layout'

This is possible, and it’s called absolute imports.

Just add a file named jsconfig.json in the root of your project with this content:

  "compilerOptions": {
    "baseUrl": "."

That’s it, absolute imports will start working.

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