Error: Cannot find module 'node-fetch' in Express NodeJs

Dung Do Tien Jun 25 2022 552

Hello guys, I'm starting to learn Nodejs two weeks ago. And I have cloned a small project of my teacher on Github to my local computer. 

It's a mall project about Nodejs, that helps pull data from an API and display data to the browser. Like this:

index.js file

const fetch = require('node-fetch');
var express = require('express');
var app = express();

app.get('/', async (req, res) =>  {
        const result = await getUser();

var server = app.listen(5000, function () {
    console.log('Server is running..');

async function getUser() {
    try {
      const response = await fetch('');
      if (!response.ok) {
        throw new Error(`Error! status: ${response.status}`);
      const result = await response.json();
      return result;
    } catch (err) {

After building the source code, I ran node index.js command I see an issue : Error: Cannot find module 'node-fetch'.

Error: Cannot find module 'node-fetch'
Require stack:
- C:\Users\conta\source\repos\NodeJs\Demo1\index.js
←[90m    at Function.Module._resolveFilename (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:965:15)←[39m
←[90m    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:841:27)←[39m
←[90m    at Module.require (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1025:19)←[39m
←[90m    at require (internal/modules/cjs/helpers.js:72:18)←[39m
    at Object.<anonymous> (C:\Users\conta\source\repos\NodeJs\Demo1\index.js:1:15)
←[90m    at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1137:30)←[39m
←[90m    at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:1157:10)←[39m
←[90m    at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:985:32)←[39m
←[90m    at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:878:14)←[39m
←[90m    at Function.executeUserEntryPoint [as runMain] (internal/modules/run_main.js:71:12)←[39m {
  code: ←[32m'MODULE_NOT_FOUND'←[39m,

Anyone can help me?

Thank you in advance.

Have 2 answer(s) found.
  • N

    Nam Vo Jun 25 2022

    I think you pull from Github, this project is already installed node-fetch package. You can open package.json file and check it. If right, you can run the command below:

    npm update

    It will auto-update all packages for you.

    If not, you can install node-fetch package by using the command:

    npm install node-fetch

    Hope this answer will useful for you.

  • M

    Mario Guzmán Jun 25 2022

    To install node-fetch, you can run the command:

    npm install node-fetch

    Sometimes you need to clear and install npm first by using the command:

    npm install -g npm
    npm cache clean
    npm update

     It worked for me.

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