How to Fix does not provide an export named ‘default’

Diagram of does not provide an export named 'default'

Does not provide an export named ‘default’ error typically occurs in JavaScript when you try to “import a module using the import statement with a default import, but the module does not have a default export.”

How to fix the error

To fix the error ‘does not provide an export name default’ in JavaScript, you can use the “default keyword” to make it the default export and the import. For example, the SyntaxError occurs when we try to import a function or value from the file using default import, but the file does not contain a default export.

Here is the step-by-step guide to fix the error.

  1. Use a named import instead of a default import: If the module has named exports, you can import them by name instead of using the default import. For example:
    import { myFunction } from './myModule';
  2. Add a default export to the module: If you control the module causing the error, you can add a default export. For example:
    // myModule.js
    export const myFunction = () => { /* function code here */ };
    export default myFunction;

    This exports a named export myFunction as well as a default export myFunction, which can be imported using the import statement with a default import:

    import myFunction from './myModule';
  3. Use a wildcard import: If you want to import all of the exports from a module, you can use a wildcard import. For example:
    import * as myModule from './myModule';

    This imports all of the exports from myModule into a single object called myModule. You can then access the exports using dot notation like this:


Using wildcard imports can make your code harder to read and maintain, so it’s generally better to use named or default imports if possible.

Summary of the error and solution

Here’s a concise summary of the aspects of the error “does not provide an export named ‘default'” and its solutions.

Error Aspect Solution
Misunderstanding Export Use correct export/import syntax.
Incorrect Syntax Verify export default in a module; use the correct import syntax.
File Path Issues Double-check relative and absolute paths.
Module System Mix-up Ensure consistency: ES6 vs. CommonJS.
Config Issues Check bundler/transpiler settings (e.g., Babel, Webpack).
Library/Framework Use Follow library/framework-specific guidelines.
Cache/Stale Artifacts Clear cache and rebuild.
Typographical Errors Double-check spellings and cases.

That’s it!