I try to include external JS (fabric.js) in my custom module.

I try so many different way but still not getting success. i don't understand what i missing below is my code.

  1. Add external JS (fabric.js) under <Vendor>/<Module_Name>/view/<adminhtml>/web/js/fabric.js
  2. Create requirejs-config.js under <Vendor>/<Module_Name>/view/<adminhtml>/requirejs-config.js

Add following code to requirejs-config.js

* Copyright © 2016 Magento. All rights reserved.
* See COPYING.txt for license details.

var config = {
 map: {
    '*': {            
        fabric: 'Namespace_Modulename/js/fabric'

I followed below link to achieve my thing but still not get success.

Any other way to include external JS.

Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

  • Do you insert it in require or define function?
    – LucScu
    Oct 27, 2018 at 9:11
  • You should try this with shim instead of map. Oct 27, 2018 at 9:13
  • @Ramkishan i already try with shim but no luck Oct 27, 2018 at 9:15
  • @LucScu i am not understand what you are trying to say. Oct 27, 2018 at 9:15
  • You need to initialize the javascript component, follow this doc devdocs.magento.com/guides/v2.2/javascript-dev-guide/javascript/…. requirejs-config.js is not required, it is only used to set the requirejs settings.
    – LucScu
    Oct 27, 2018 at 9:16

2 Answers 2


You need to initialize the javascript component like described in documentation.

If you use the declarative notation using the <script type="text/x-magento-init" /> tag you have to add to your .phtml

<script type="text/x-magento-init">
    // components initialized without binding to an element
    "*": {
        "fabric": {} // the alias for "Namespace_Modulename/js/fabric" defined in requirejs-config.js

That's it, your javascript component will be loaded.

  • Thanks, I don't required phtml file, i want o get this value in `html file. Oct 27, 2018 at 10:02
  • Do you read the documentation linked? Take a look to imperative notation.
    – LucScu
    Oct 27, 2018 at 10:06
  • Yes i read it and try it but in `html file it is not working. for your efforts +1 :) Oct 27, 2018 at 10:19
  • thx, but what happen if you use <script> require([ 'fabric' ], function ($) { alert('xxx); }); ); </script>
    – LucScu
    Oct 27, 2018 at 10:47
  • nothing it's not alert or also not get any error in console. strange! Oct 27, 2018 at 10:53

Your fabric.js should start something like this (if you don't need without jQuery):

    function($) {
        "use strict"; 

        // Here your custom code...


Check this require js app example, js files always have define(


Or if you use shim in your require config file: a shim automatically adds a wrapper around a JavaScript library that makes it AMD-compatible / RequireJS-friendly.

  • Thanks for your replay, without adding this fabric js is working fine. Oct 30, 2018 at 4:43

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