ES Modules supportedit

If you are using ES Modules, for instance with the help of Babel, TypeScript, or the --experimental-modules flag for Node.js, all import statements are evaluated prior to calling any functions. In this case, you can’t configure the agent by passing a configuration object to the start function, as this call will happen after all of the modules have been loaded. Instead you need to import the elastic-apm-node/start module:

import apm from 'elastic-apm-node/start'

Now, you can either configure the agent using the environment variables associated with each configuration option, or use the optional agent configuration file.

TypeScriptedit

If you’re using TypeScript, the default import will not work unless you use the esModuleInterop compiler option. If you don’t want to switch on esModuleInterop, you instead have to import the agent like so:

import * as apm from 'elastic-apm-node/start'