How to add external JavaScript file without typings in SharePoint Framework

Problem Statement 

In one of my requirement I have to reference file in SharePoint Framework WebPart to display the yammer feeds. But the platform_embed.js file is not available in npm and typings are also not available.


As the TypeScript typings is not available for yammer platform_embed.js file, we can’t use import * as yammer from the external settings. Instead, we should use require(‘yammer’).

Also yam is a global object, so we have to change the way we reference it to (window as any).yam.connect.embedFeed() instead of (yam as any).connect.embedFeed()

Thank you Waldek Mastykarz for this suggestion.

Check the below example



About Joseph Velliah
As a SharePoint Evangelist my professional interests tend to be technical and SharePoint focused. I run a blog at "SP RIDER" where you can expect to read HOW TOs and scenarios that I run into during my day to day job. I hope my posts will give back a little to the community that is helped me.

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