I have been asked to include an external js file into a site where I don't have direct access to modify it and the generated script has jQuery it that references $.

Is it possible to include this without modifying the source js file?

I've added it as below

drupal_add_js("www.domain.com/my.js", array(
      'type' => 'external',
      'scope' => 'header',
      'group' => JS_LIBRARY,
      'every_page' => TRUE,
      'weight' => -1,

But I get undefined errors due to the use of $


  • 1
    Sure, add $ = jQuery somewhere before that script loads; but bear in mind you'll break jQuery no conflict, whether that causes problems depends on what other JS your site needs. This is really more of a JS question rather than a Drupal one
    – Clive
    Apr 22, 2016 at 12:12

1 Answer 1


One way to circumvent this would be by installing the jQuery Dollar module.

This would allow you to avoid $ conflicts.

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