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Discord.js Sending A Message To A Specific Channel

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I'm failing to achieve something very simple. I can't send a message to a specific channel. I've browsed trough the documentation and similar threads on stack overflow.

client.channels.get().send()

does NOT work. It is not a function. I also do not see it as a method on the Channel class on the official documentation yet every thread I've found so far has told me to use that.

I managed to have the bot reply to a message by listening for a message and then using message.reply() but I don't want that. I want my bot to say something in a specific channel in client.on('ready')

What am I missing?

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Answer

You didn't provide any code that you already tested so I will give you the code for your ready event that will work!

    client.on('ready', client => {
        client.channels.get('CHANNEL ID').send('Hello here!');
    })

Be careful that your channel id a string.

Let me know if it worked, thank you!

2020 Jun 13 Edit:

A Discord.js update requires the cache member of channels before the get method.

If your modules are legacy the above would still work. My recent solution works changing the send line as follows.

        client.channels.cache.get('CHANNEL ID').send('Hello here!')

If you are using TypeScript, you will need to cast the channel in order to use the TextChannel.send(message) method without compiler errors.

import { TextChannel } from 'discord.js';

( client.channels.cache.get('CHANNEL ID') as TextChannel ).send('Hello here!')
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source: stackoverflow.com
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