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build a ChatGPT discort bot error: configuration is not a constructor

so i get error : Configuration is not a constructor when i try to take the bot live after setting up OpenAi, the line that is failing is const configuration = new Configuration (line 17 in the vid).

Searched the web for answers but cant seem to find out whats wrong, please help!

1 Answer

Rohald van Merode
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Rohald van Merode
Treehouse Staff

Hey atle johansen 👋

As with a lot of things in Tech these packages get updated quite frequently and it therefor can happen that one way of doing things works in version x but no longer is in version y. This also seems to be the case for the Configuration class which seems to be deprecated since the v4 update.

Based on the v3 to v4 Migration Guide you'll want to make the following changes to get things working:

Instead of importing Configuration and OpenAIApi from the openai package, import OpenAI

// Old
import { Configuration, OpenAIApi } from "openai";
// New
import OpenAI from 'openai';

Then instead of using Configuration and OpenAIApi as Dustin Usey shows in the video you'll be able to instantiate the OpenAI class in a single line:

// Old
const configuration = new Configuration({
  apiKey: process.env.OPENAI_API_KEY,
const openai = new OpenAIApi(configuration);
// New
const openai = new OpenAI({
  apiKey: process.env.OPENAI_API_KEY // This is also the default, can be omitted

I hope this helps to get you going again! 😃