I see this line of code in the lightning component library.

<aura:import library="lightningcomponentdemo:mockdataFaker" property="mockdataLibrary"/>
  1. How do I access this library component?
  2. I tried search for aura:import in the developer guide and could not find it's usage?

Can you please help?



aura:import is referenced by aura:library, which is part of the underlying framework for ltng:require. It is not part of the standard Lightning components, and cannot be used by developers. If you're interested, you can read more about it in aura:library, but this only matters if you're using Aura directly, and not developing in Lightning. None of this is for importing data, it's for importing JavaScript files into components.

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  • thank you. In the above code snippet, where I found that in the Salesforce Lightning Component Library, how do I access that library and see the JS files in it. – SFG Oct 31 '18 at 19:35
  • @SFG again, aura:import/aura:library is not meant to be used in Lightning. There's nothing in there for you unless you're working in Aura directly. – sfdcfox Oct 31 '18 at 20:15
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    @sfdcfox I have also seen in places in the Lightning Component Library, for example in the lightning:datatable - they use <aura:import library="lightningcomponentdemo:mockdataFaker" property="mockdataLibrary"/> and I also tried to use it and failed. if we can't use it - they should not use it as an example... – Itai Shmida Nov 5 '18 at 7:19
  • @ItaiShmida I agree, it's very frustrating as the examples are not usable – Jay Nov 11 '18 at 22:11
  • see forum discussion developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=9060G0000005m4vQAA – Dave Roberts Mar 20 at 8:56

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