I have followed the below steps to start using jquery in spfx.

  1. Install the typings for jQuery:

    npm install --save @types/jquery

  2. Update the config.json in the config folder to load jQuery from CDN. Add an entry to the externals field:

    "jquery": "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.1.0.min.js"

  3. Import jQuery in your web part:

    import * as $ from 'jquery';

Upto step 2 my application is working fine but after adding step 3 I start getting error:-

Error - typescript - node_modules\@types\jquery\index.d.ts(2960,62):error TS2304: Cannot find name 'Iterable'.
[13:44:35] Error - 'typescript' sub task errored after 1.68 s
TypeScript error(s) occurred.

3 Answers 3


If I’m not wrong, jQuery@3 and its type definitions require a newer version of TypeScript which you can’t use in SPFx. Instead you should use jQuery@2 and @types/jquery@2


In SPFX solution, please use Jquery-2.2.4.js instead:

"jquery": "https://code.jquery.com/jquery-2.2.4.js",
"simpleWeather": {
  "path": "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery.simpleWeather/3.1.0/jquery.simpleWeather.min.js",
  "globalName": "jQuery"

Official Reference: Use existing JavaScript libraries in SharePoint Framework client-side web parts


3.5.0 works fine in August 2023 with TypeScript v5.3.0 and @microsoft/[email protected]

"externals": { "jquery": { "path": "https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.5.0/jquery.min.js", "globalName": "jQuery" }

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