Jan 22, 2021 2 mins

Error: Migration invalid or does not take any parameters

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I'm getting Error: Migration invalid or does not take any parameters error when deploying my smart contract. Here is the migration script.

const Migrations = artifacts.require("Migrations");
module.export = function(deployer) {

Why is this error?

The error “Error: Migration invalid or does not take any parameters” in Truffle indicates a problem with one of your migration scripts while attempting to deploy a smart contract. Truffle migrations are scripts responsible for deploying and configuring smart contracts onto the Ethereum blockchain.

Here’s a breakdown of the components of the error

Error: Indicates that there is a problem or inconsistency.

Migration invalid or does not take any parameters: Specifies the nature of the error. Truffle migration scripts must adhere to certain conventions, and this error suggests that a migration script is either not correctly defined or is not following the expected pattern.

To address this error, consider the following steps

Check Migration Scripts: Review your Truffle migration scripts (files located in the migrations directory) to ensure they are correctly structured and adhere to the Truffle migration conventions.

Ensure Correct Syntax: Verify that your migration script uses the correct syntax and structure. A typical migration script follows a pattern like this:

const MyContract = artifacts.require("MyContract");

module.exports = function(deployer) {

Ensure that your migration script has similar structure and is deploying the correct contract.

Verify Dependencies: Ensure that any dependencies or external contracts your contract relies on are correctly imported and deployed in previous migration scripts.

Update Truffle: Ensure you are using an up-to-date version of Truffle. You can update Truffle by running:

npm install -g truffle

Debugging: If the issue persists, use Truffle’s debugging capabilities. Run the migration with additional verbosity using:

truffle migrate --reset --verbose-rpc

This can provide more information about the error.

By carefully reviewing and correcting your migration scripts, you can resolve the “Error: Migration invalid or does not take any parameters” issue in Truffle.


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    Danielle Carline

    Posted on

    Check misspelled module.export. The correct code should be

    const Migrations = artifacts.require("Migrations");
    module.exports = function(deployer) {

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