import declaration allows to use functions, services and data types defined in another module on the file system. While it's a very simple mechanic, together with NPM flexibility it enables full-blown package management in Aqua.

To use a library, you need to download it by adding the library to dependencies in package.json and then running npm install.
If you're not familiar with NPM, package.json is a project definition file. You can specify dependencies to be downloaded from and define custom commands (scripts), which can be executed from the command line, e.g. npm run compile-aqua.
To create an NPM project, run npm initin a directory of your choice and follow the instructions.
Here's an example of adding aqua-lib to package.json dependencies:
"name": "my-awesome-project",
"version": "0.0.1",
"dependencies": {
"@fluencelabs/aqua-lib": "0.1.10"
After running npm i, you will have @fluencelabs/aqua-lib in node_modules

After the library is downloaded, you can import it in your .aqua script as documented in Imports And Exports:
import "@fluencelabs/aqua-lib/builtin.aqua"
Check out corresponding subpages for the API of available libraries.

To execute Aqua functions, you need to be connected to the Fluence network. The easiest way is to add JS SDK to dependencies:
"dependencies": {
"@fluencelabs/registry": "0.3.2",
"@fluencelabs/fluence": "0.21.5",
"@fluencelabs/fluence-network-environment": "1.0.13"
After executing npm install, the Aqua API is ready to use. Now you need to export registry functions to TypeScript, that's easy. Create a file export.aqua:
import createRouteAndRegisterBlocking, resolveRoute from "@fluencelabs/registry/routing.aqua"
export createRouteAndRegisterBlocking, resolveRoute
Now, install Aqua compiler and compile your Aqua code to TypeScript:
npm install --save-dev @fluencelabs/aqua
aqua -i . -o src/generated/
That's it. Now let's call some functions on the Registry service:
import { Fluence } from "@fluencelabs/fluence";
import { krasnodar } from "@fluencelabs/fluence-network-environment";
import { createRouteAndRegisterBlocking, resolveRoute } from "./generated/export";
async function main() {
// connect to the Fluence network
await Fluence.start({ connectTo: krasnodar[1] });
let label = "myLabel";
let value = "put anything useful here";
let serviceId = "Foo";
let ack = 5;
// create route and register for it
let relay = Fluence.getStatus().relayPeerId;
let route_id = await createRouteAndRegisterBlocking(
label, value, relay, serviceId,
(s) => console.log(`node ${s} saved the record`),
// this will contain peer as route provider
let providers = await resolveRoute(route_id, ack);
main().then(() => process.exit(0))
.catch(error => {
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