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Disallow unnecessary template expressions.


Some problems reported by this rule are automatically fixable by the --fix ESLint command line option.


This rule requires type information to run.

This rule reports template literals that contain substitution expressions (also variously referred to as embedded expressions or string interpolations) that are unnecessary and can be simplified.

Migration from no-useless-template-literals

This rule was formerly known as no-useless-template-literals. We encourage users to migrate to the new name, no-unnecessary-template-expression, as the old name will be removed in a future major version of typescript-eslint.

The new name is a drop-in replacement with identical functionality.

module.exports = {
"rules": {
"@typescript-eslint/no-unnecessary-template-expression": "error"

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// Static values can be incorporated into the surrounding template.

const ab1 = `${'a'}${'b'}`;
const ab2 = `a${'b'}`;

const stringWithNumber = `${'1 + 1 = '}${2}`;

const stringWithBoolean = `${'true is '}${true}`;

// Some simple expressions that are already strings
// can be rewritten without a template at all.

const text = 'a';
const wrappedText = `${text}`;

declare const intersectionWithString: string & { _brand: 'test-brand' };
const wrappedIntersection = `${intersectionWithString}`;
Open in Playground

This rule does not aim to flag template literals without substitution expressions that could have been written as an ordinary string. That is to say, this rule will not help you turn `this` into "this". If you are looking for such a rule, you can configure the @stylistic/ts/quotes rule to do this.


This rule is not configurable.

When Not To Use It

When you want to allow string expressions inside template literals.

Type checked lint rules are more powerful than traditional lint rules, but also require configuring type checked linting. See Troubleshooting > Linting with Type Information > Performance if you experience performance degredations after enabling type checked rules.