HELP! py2exe error - No module named decimal

Larry Bates larry.bates at
Fri Oct 21 17:49:52 CEST 2005

FYI there is a separate newsgroup for py2exe at
gmane.comp.python.py2exe.  You may want to post
there also.

Just as a suggestion, put an import decimal at
the top of your program.  It looks like _mssql
might be doing dynamic imports in __load method
which will "confuse" py2exe because it can't
know about dynamic imports which happen at

-Larry Bates

Chris wrote:
> I've just completed a project using the following (Windows XP, python 
> 2.4.1, wxpython 2.6, and pymssql 0.7.3). The program runs great, but 
> after I convert it to an exe (required for this project), it gives me 
> the following error when I try to run it.
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "", line 6, in ?
>   File "frmSplash.pyc", line 9, in ?
>   File "pymssql.pyc", line 23, in ?
>   File "_mssql.pyc", line 9, in ?
>   File "_mssql.pyc", line 7, in __load
> ImportError: No module named decimal
> However, when I look in c:\python24\lib on the machine which ran py2exe, 
> I see and decimal.pyc.
> Can someone please help with this? I'm supposed to start testing the 
> program today and I can't seem to move past this first step.
> Thanks!!
> Chris

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