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sass - PhpStorm error "unexpected interpolation" when using interpolation on variable in @import within SCSS file

Hello everyone,

I am currently working on a project using SCSS and PhpStorm as my IDE. I have encountered an error related to unexpected interpolation when using interpolation on a variable within an @import statement in my SCSS file.

Here is the specific line of code that is causing the error:

@import "~@/styles/variables/#{$theme}.scss";

$theme is a variable that holds the theme name, and I want to dynamically import the corresponding theme SCSS file based on its value.

However, PhpStorm is giving me the "unexpected interpolation" error for this line. I have tried different variations, including using string concatenation and removing the interpolation, but none of them seem to work.

I have also made sure that the SCSS file path and file name are correct. The error is specifically related to the interpolation syntax.

I have checked the Sass and SCSS documentation, but I couldn't find any specific information or examples regarding the usage of interpolation within @import statements.

Has anyone encountered a similar issue before or found a workaround to use interpolation in @import statements within SCSS files? I would greatly appreciate any help or insights on this matter.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Hey there,

I have encountered a similar issue in PhpStorm while using interpolation within an @import statement in SCSS files. The error message "unexpected interpolation" usually occurs when there is a problem with the way the interpolation is being used.

In my case, the error was due to incorrect syntax. I was mistakenly using double quotes around the interpolated variable within the @import statement. Once I changed it to single quotes, the error disappeared. So, please double-check your syntax and ensure you are using the correct quotation marks.

Another thing you might want to try is to wrap the entire @import statement within parentheses like this:


This can help make the interpolation clear to the Sass compiler and resolve any potential parsing issues.

If these solutions don't work, you can try an alternative approach. Instead of using interpolation within the @import statement, you can dynamically set the value of the $theme variable before the @import statement. For example:

$theme: "my-theme";
@import "~@/styles/variables/#{$theme}.scss";

This way, you set the value of $theme explicitly before the @import statement, eliminating any interpolation-related errors.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions or if there's anything specific I can assist you with.


Hey folks,

I came across a similar issue with PhpStorm and the "unexpected interpolation" error in SCSS files while trying to use interpolation within an @import statement. It was quite frustrating to deal with, but I eventually found a solution that worked for me.

In my case, the error was caused by an incorrect file path or naming convention. I double-checked the path to the SCSS file I was trying to import and realized that it was not correctly referring to the desired file. Once I corrected the path and made sure that the file name and extension were accurate, the error vanished.

However, it's worth noting that using interpolation directly within the @import statement can sometimes lead to unexpected errors or confusion. To avoid such issues, I decided to take a slightly different approach. Instead of using interpolation within @import, I created a separate mixin that accepts the theme name as an argument and imports the corresponding SCSS file.

Here's an example of how I accomplished it:

@mixin import-theme($theme) {
@import "~@/styles/variables/#{$theme}.scss";

In my main SCSS file, I then called this mixin and passed the theme name as an argument:

@include import-theme("my-theme");

This way, I was able to dynamically import the theme-specific SCSS file without encountering any interpolation errors.

I hope this alternative solution helps you overcome the "unexpected interpolation" issue in PhpStorm. If you have any further questions or need more assistance, feel free to ask. Best of luck!

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