Re: Python Error: ImportError: No module named ''folder_name’ at Command Prompt

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Sun Jul 12 02:02:45 CEST 2015

On 7/11/2015 11:15 AM, Ernest Bonat, Ph.D. wrote:
> Hi All,
> I’m doing a CSV data analysis in Python using Eclipse IDE/PyDev. I have
> organized my project using the standard MVC architecture. In Eclipse IDE
> everything is working properly. When I run my file it at Command
> Prompt I got an error: ImportError: No module named 'folder_name'. It’s
> like the location path of the ‘'folder_name’ was not found. Do I need to
> update my file to run it at the Command Prompt?

'import module' searches directories on sys.path for a file or directory 
named 'module'.  sys.path starts with '.', which represents the 
'current' directory. If you start with the directory containing 
as current directory and 'folder-name' is in the same directory, the 
import should work.  Otherwise ??? EclipseIDE probably modifies the 
current dir and/or path to make things work.

For any more help, post the OS and locations of, folder_name, 
and python.

Terry Jan Reedy

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