TypeError: uuid.v4 is not a function

For other Typescript newbies like me that want to understand why this is happening — it’s because the `v4()` function is exported in the ‘uuid’ source code, which means we need to `import` it to gain access to it. So we specifically need to import the `v4` function, and then can use it as we wish:

import { v4 } from ‘uuid’;v4(); // Produces a UUID

However, if you just see `v4()` in the code, it wouldn’t be immediately obvious that this function returns a UUID. So we can add an alias to…