Load static JSON file in Webpack

You’re using fetch to request a JSON file and that will only happen at runtime. Furthermore, webpack only processes anything that is imported. You expected it to handle an argument to a function, but if webpack did that, every argument to a function would be considered a module and that breaks any other use for that function.

If you want your loaders to kick in, you can import the file.

import './portal/content/json/menu.json';

You can also import the JSON and use it directly instead of fetching it a runtime. Webpack 2 uses json-loader by default for all .json files. You should remove the .json rule and you would import the JSON as follows.

import menu from './portal/content/json/menu.json';

menu is the same JavaScript object that you would get from your getMenu function.

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