Empty functions.config() in Firebase Functions
typescript and making some changes in my cloud functions to accomodate stricter types in
express, I had one last nagging problem. When running
firebase serve the functions would not load properly because
functions.config() was returning an empty object. This was confusing because we make sure to create the
.runtimeconfig.json file whenever we run
npm start (which creates the file and then runs
firebase serve). After several hours of digging around trying to figure out why this was happening I gave up for the day … or so I thought. I came back to this problem after laying in bed and came across a comment left 6 hours ago that got me pointed in the right direction. After running
npm list -depth=0 to see what the actual version of
firebase-tools I was using (
@7.16.2). I upgraded my Angular app and my Firebase functions app.
npm install --save-dev firebase-tools@latest
firebase-tools to version
@8.2.0 and everything started working again.