Using global objects from external libs

Hey, guys!,

I’m trying to use a lib that is a OSLC REST API client - oslc-client.
On the example file, it is requiring the file namespaces.js.
In this file there’s some global objects declared.
I am not being able to import this file in my server.js.


Nothing seems to work.

But some others resources, since they are classes, works!

var OSLCServer = require(“oslc-client”);
var OSLCResource = require(“oslc-client/OSLCResource”);

So, what am I missing here? :thinking:

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Well, I kind gave up using this lib, since I found another issue with this lib when I run fdk validate:

[ERROR] Package ‘oslc-client’ version contains special characters(^ or ~).

But what does this error means? Is there someway to fix it?

Hey Samuel,

For issue 2 - [ERROR] Package ‘oslc-client’ version contains special characters(^ or ~).
Try including the exact version instead of semver version

Let me know fixing issue 2 resolves issue 1


Ahh, it was it! I missed that on the manifest file hehe
Thank you!

About issue 1, any ideas?

Actually it seems that the file is being imported, I can affirm it because if I require it mistyping a letter, a exception is thrown, so this is fine:


On this file, there’s some declarations:

var rdflib = require(‘rdflib’)

global.OSLCCM10 = rdflib.Namespace(‘’)
global.OSLCRM10 = rdflib.Namespace(‘’)
global.JD = rdflib.Namespace(‘’)

On my server.js, when I try to use it:

server.connect(OSLCCM10(“cmServiceProviders”), callback)

I get:

ReferenceError: OSLCCM10 is not defined

Hey Samuel,

Can you log the global object and add the response in this thread. Please check if OSLC variables are there in the result

I guess the platform wipes and overwrites global object in node run time and so I don’t think the external global objects will be available

Yeah, I guess you are right
You can see that I created the global TEST, it worked, but the vars from lib is not there:

{ fdkcoverage:
{ ‘server/server.js’:
{ path: ‘server/server.js’,
statementMap: [Object],
fnMap: [Object],
branchMap: {},
s: [Object],
f: [Object],
b: {},
_coverageSchema: ‘43e27e138ebf9cfc5966b082cf9a028302ed4184’,
hash: ‘1475a96cc15a9a606dd1f0a05291d66de6d4dd93’ } },
exports: [Function: handler],
{ log: [Function: bound consoleCall],
info: [Function: bound consoleCall],
error: [Function: bound consoleCall] },
require: [Function: require],
process: { cwd: [Function: cwd] },
generateTargetUrl: [Function],
ScheduleApi {
ProductEvent {
event: [Object],
req: [IncomingMessage],
res: [ServerResponse],
product: ‘freshdesk’,
cachedModules: {},
nestedPath: [Array],
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“43e27e138ebf9cfc5966b082cf9a028302ed4184”,\n hash: “1475a96cc15a9a606dd1f0a05291d66de6d4dd93”\n };\n var coverage = global[gcv] || (global[gcv] = {});\n\n if (coverage[path] && coverage[path].hash === hash) {\n return coverage[path];\n }\n\n return coverage[path] = coverageData;\n}();\n\nvar async = (cov_1llao29e16.s[0]++, require(“async”));\nvar OSLCServer = (cov_1llao29e16.s[1]++, require(“oslc-client”));\nvar OSLCResource = (cov_1llao29e16.s[2]++, require(“oslc-client/OSLCResource”));\ncov_1llao29e16.s[3]++;\n\nrequire(“oslc-client/namespaces.js”);\n\nvar rdflib = (cov_1llao29e16.s[4]++, require(“rdflib”));\ncov_1llao29e16.s[5]++;\nexports = {\n events: [{\n event: “onTicketCreate”,\n callback: “onTicketCreateHandler”\n }],\n onTicketCreateHandler: function (args) {\n cov_1llao29e16.f[0]++;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[6]++;\n global.TEST = “TEST”;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[7]++;\n console.log(;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[8]++;\n return;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[9]++;\n async.series([callback => {\n cov_1llao29e16.f[1]++;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[10]++;\n return server.connect(OSLCCM10(“cmServiceProviders”), callback);\n }, callback => {\n cov_1llao29e16.f[2]++;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[11]++;\n return server.use("_Jv0jwFXOEeuKc9Bmrq6cOA", callback);\n }, callback => {\n cov_1llao29e16.f[3]++;\n var deleteMe = (cov_1llao29e16.s[12]++, new OSLCResource());\n cov_1llao29e16.s[13]++;\n deleteMe.setTitle(“deleteMe”);\n cov_1llao29e16.s[14]++;\n deleteMe.setDescription(“A test resource to delete”);\n cov_1llao29e16.s[15]++;\n deleteMe.set(RDF(“type”), OSLCCM(“ChangeRequest”));\n cov_1llao29e16.s[16]++;\n server.create(“task”, deleteMe, function (err, result) {\n cov_1llao29e16.f[4]++;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[17]++;\n console.log("Created: " +;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[18]++;\n callback(err);\n });\n }], function (err, results) {\n cov_1llao29e16.f[5]++;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[19]++;\n console.log(“to aqui”);\n cov_1llao29e16.s[20]++;\n console.log(“erros”, err);\n cov_1llao29e16.s[21]++;\n console.log(“results”, results);\n });\n }\n};\n\nfunction getServerConnection(iparams) {\n cov_1llao29e16.f[6]++;\n cov_1llao29e16.s[22]++;\n return new OSLCServer(iparams.server_uri, iparams.user_id, iparams.user_password);\n}’,
sandboxAPI: [Object],
contextifiedGlobal: [Object],
svrExecScript: [Object] } },
‘$db’: DBApi { product: ‘freshdesk’ },
‘$request’: RequestApi {},
renderData: [Function: renderData],
{ fdkcoverage: { ‘server/server.js’: [Object] },
exports: [Function: handler],
{ log: [Function: bound consoleCall],
info: [Function: bound consoleCall],
error: [Function: bound consoleCall] },
require: [Function: require],
process: { cwd: [Function: cwd] },
generateTargetUrl: [Function],
‘$schedule’: ScheduleApi { [Symbol()]: [ProductEvent] },
‘$db’: DBApi { product: ‘freshdesk’ },
‘$request’: RequestApi {},
renderData: [Function: renderData],
global: [Circular],
{ events: [Array],
onTicketCreateHandler: [Function: onTicketCreateHandler] },
{ events: [ [Object] ],
onTicketCreateHandler: [Function: onTicketCreateHandler] },

Don’t you think this should be checked by the platform team? Or is this a expected behavior?

This is the known shortcoming Samuel. I would suggest you use a similar npm package that exposes this in the module exports and not as a global object

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I see…
Well, I copied the variables and pasted on my server.js
I guess it will do for now hehe