Strange Hybris 6.3 Commerce B2C Accelerator Build Error on Windows 10

A month ago, a client asked me to build Hybris 6.3 on his Windows 10 laptop to demo the new 6.3 functionality. Since this was a local machine, I decided to install Hybris using the B2C Acclerator. Pretty harmless, right?.

I ran the following install script from his command prompt:

install.bat -r b2c_acc initialize

However, my build failed when loading the grunt-karma.js task.

I did some research, and learned that there was a conflict with my client's local version of NodeJs/NPM. I removed the existing C:\Program Files\nodejs from my client's PATH environment variables list, and this resolved the issue.

Marc Raygoza

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He enjoys helping others learn more about SAP Hybris Commerce. Marc is a SAP Commerce Certified Professional and has held the role of Hybris Architect at Deloitte, PWC, Exemplis and Nasty Gal. He is a long-time Java/Spring developer. Marc holds an M.S. Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.S. in Accountancy from California State University, Fresno. He can be reached at:

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  1. prakash Ramachandran says:

    i too faced the same issue.. i think product should read the existing node js version if its compatible then should use else should path that..this strange that product forced us to uninstall our required software

  2. I couldn't agree more, Prakash. Thank you for your comment!

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