How to access static file api server build on nodejs

Hi am new to netlify…

I am trying to build a simple API server build using nodejs which is working fine in my local i can able to get the response on browser but the same code if i tried to deploy in netlify it says

  "errorType": "Error",
  "errorMessage": "ENOENT: no such file or directory, open './src/data/testData.json'",
  "trace": [
    "Error: ENOENT: no such file or directory, open './src/data/testData.json'"


  functions = "functions"

  publish = "dist"


var express = require("express");

const bodyParser = require("body-parser");

const fs = require("fs");

const serverless = require("serverless-http");

var app = express();

const router = express.Router();

app.use(function (req, res, next) {

  res.header("Access-Control-Allow-Origin", "*");



    "Origin, X-Requested-With, Content-Type, Accept"





app.use(bodyParser.urlencoded({ extended: true }));

// variables

// const Udemy_Coupen = __dirname + '/data/Udemy_coupen.json';

// TestData

const Test_Data = './src/data/testData.json';

router.get('/', (req, res) => {

  fs.readFile(Test_Data, 'utf8', (err, data) => {

      if (err) {

          throw err;


        let jsondata = JSON.parse(data)

      let modifiedData =,ind)=>(


        id : ind,


        courseTitle : val.courseidhref.replace(/-/g, ' ').split('?')[0].split('/').reverse()[1]






router.get("/test", (req, res) => {

  res.send("Welcome to the homepage!");


// // finally, launch our server on port 3001.

// const server = app.listen(3000, () => {

//   console.log("listening on port %s...", server.address().port);

// });

app.use("/.netlify/functions/api", router);

module.exports = app;

module.exports.handler = serverless(app);

here find my project structure

please help me to resolve this issue

Hi! Welcome to the Netlify community forum! Unfortunately, you can’t run a server on Netlify, it’s meant for hosting static sites. You can find more about that here:

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