How to Read Local JSON file in Angular

  • September 29, 2019
  • Suraj Roy

Today, I am going to create a sample application to show how to use local JSON file in Angular application. There area various way we can use local JSON file in our Angular application.


Let' Get Started

Step 1: Create an Angular application with Angular CLI

      From terminal create a new angular app

ng new read-local-json-angular


Step 2: Create JSON file with dummy data

Create any JSON file with any name, I have created a file countries.json under _files inside app folder.


{"name" : "Afghanistan", "code" : "AF"},
{"name" : "Åland Islands", "code" : "AX"},
{"name" : "Albania", "code" : "AL"},
{"name" : "Algeria", "code" : "DZ"},
{"name" : "American Samoa", "code" : "AS"},
{"name" : "AndorrA", "code" : "AD"},
{"name" : "Angola", "code" : "AO"},
{"name" : "Anguilla", "code" : "AI"},
{"name" : "Antarctica", "code" : "AQ"},
{"name" : "Antigua and Barbuda", "code" : "AG"},
{"name" : "Argentina", "code" : "AR"},
{"name" : "Armenia", "code" : "AM"},
{"name" : "Aruba", "code" : "AW"},
{"name" : "Australia", "code" : "AU"},
{"name" : "Austria", "code" : "AT"},
{"name" : "Azerbaijan", "code" : "AZ"},
{"name" : "Bahamas", "code" : "BS"},
{"name" : "Bahrain", "code" : "BH"}


In the above, we file there is static list of countries with its name and code. Now in this app, I will show the data in app component.


Step 3: Import JSON file in the component

Update app.component.ts file, Have a look on the update app.component.ts file.


import { Component } from '@angular/core';
import countries from './_files/countries.json';
  selector: 'app-root',
  templateUrl: './app.component.html',
  styleUrls: ['./app.component.css']
export class AppComponent {
  title = 'json-file-read-angular';
  public countryList:{name:string, code:string}[] = countries;


By default, Angular doesn't read the JSON file in the application. So we need to do some extra stuff for that. So we will create a file named 'json-typings.d.ts' inside the app folder of the project. Add below code in it.


declare module "*.json" {
const value: any;
export default value;


Step 4: Update Component Template file

Add below code inside app.component.html file

<div style="text-align:center">
        Country list from local json file...
    <ul *ngFor="let item of countryList">
          <h3>Country Name :{{}}, Code: {{item.code}}</h3>


Now all the needed change has been done.

Step 5: Run the app

Run the app with npm start over terminal. App will look like below over browser.

read local json file


Using local JSON file in Angular application is very easy, And it's very useful when we need to show some static data at app end.


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Thank You! 

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