Exporting functions; what am I doing wrong?


Hi there,

I’ve got a script named “coffee_script”. This is the script where I want most of my functions to be in.

A function in this script looks like this:

export function millisecondsToSeconds(milliseconds:number):number {
    return (Math.round(milliseconds/1000));

From a different script (on the “seen”-script in this case, positioned above the “seen”-scope), I want to call this function. I’m doing this like this:

var video_delay = 2000;
var video_countdown = symbol.nodes.coffee_script.millisecondsToSeconds(video_delay);

This produces an error:

As far as I’m concerned this is the way to go, but I’m obviously doing something wrong here.


Haha. I’m posting this and while I’m reading the error message again in my post (probably the 20th time I’ve read this error), I realised that maybe the function itself is not being recognized. I thought this error had something to do with wrong ‘chaining’. I changed the order of the scripts (coffee_script was the last script in de hierarchy) so that coffee_script is the first script in de hierarchy and every script that calls milliseondsToSeconds() is underneath coffee_script. Everything works fine now.

I knew it had to be something simple. I didn’t thought it would be this obvious. :rofl:


Hey Ferdy,

Glad you managed to get it working.

In short, script nodes are initialised in Hierarchy order, meaning your variable was attempting to access data from a function that wasn’t available to the program at the time it was called.

@simon’s comment linked below explains this in further detail:

All the best,