Ember Data: DS is not defined

5 July 2015

I’m doing a little Ember app, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned from writing software, it’s to blog about error messages. Two-years-later me has ended up finding my own posts when searching for help!

So today, when getting started with Ember Data 1.13, I was trying to use the new JSONAPIAdapter. I saw this code snippet:

App.ApplicationAdapter = DS.JSONAPIAdapter.extend({
    namespace: 'v1',
});

Using that gave me an error when ember serve-ing, though:

app.js: line 16, col 26, ‘DS’ is not defined.

Turns out, DS isn’t in scope by default, even though ember-cli installs Ember Data by default.

Fixing this just means importing it at the top of app/app.js:

import DS from 'ember-data';

Easy enough!