In my Express JS API server, I tried to use dotenv with a
.env file for my environment setup.
I prefer to use the
.env file for both development and production environment.
I am using nodemon for my development, currently if I include
-r dotenv/config in package.json > start script:
"start": "nodemon --exec babel-node -r dotenv/config index.js"
the variables setup correctly in
process.env everwhere in the app
However, if I use script to config dotenv in
index.js like this:
import dotenv from 'dotenv'
// Environment variables
process.env only configed in index.js page, I cannot get
process.env variables in my middleware logic?
I have put
dotenv.config() executed at the very beginning before middleware executed
My questions are:
1. is my logic using
dotenv.config() not a correct setup? why my middleware cannot get the same variables?
2. How to setup
process.env variables read from
.env file for both development and production? (I may use webpack to package my production version)
Thanks for any help.