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Workaround for PythonTool's ModuleNotFoundError: No module named "xxxxx" issue

psoma
6 - Meteoroid

Hi

 

While using the Python Tool, sometimes designer throws an error when we try to install or import a specific Python package in Alteryx Designer

 

error message - " ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'XXXXX'.

 

Often this occurs on a local machine where Alteryx Designer is installed in the Windows programs folder like "C:\Program Files" due to Admin rights privilege. 

 

@Jonathan_ in one of his posts mentioned below 2 options as an alternative:

 

 

Option 1:

Run Alteryx Designer in elevated mode / as an admin

then from Python tool:

 

 

 

from ayx import Alteryx
Package.installPackages(['PyPDF2'])

 

 

  

Option 2:

 

  1. Open Command Prompt as administrator (not necessary for Alteryx Designer non-admin)
  2. Enter the following:

For Designer admin:

 

 

 

cd "%PROGRAMFILES%\Alteryx\bin\Miniconda3\PythonTool_venv\Scripts"
pip install PyPDF2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is another option that worked for me, with non-admin privilege.

 

Option 3:

 

  1. Install python package in a separate lib directory, other than the default Alteryx Designer's python virtual environment ( 

    from ayx import Alteryx
    import sys
    print(sys.executable )

     
  2. load the installed packages from the new Lib directory
  3. insert the below code snippet with your required package name in a new cell and run it

 

 

from ayx import Package
from ayx import Alteryx

Alteryx.installPackages(package="logger",
install_type="install --target=C:\\workspace\\Alteryx\\python\\myPythonLibs")

import sys
sys.path.insert(1,'C:\\workspace\\Alteryx\\python\\myPythonLibs')

import logger
logger.logging.info("Logger imported successfully")

 

 

 

Note: install all the required dependencies 

 

Hope this is useful

 

JamesHa
Alteryx
Alteryx

@psoma 

 

Thanks for providing another workaround! I really like the following articles as well:

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Knowledge-Base/How-To-Use-Alteryx-installPackages-...

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Manage-packages-for-Python-Tool-with-C...

 

https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Python-Tool-How-to-install-additional-...

 

As always we have the best community.  


Thanks

 

James,

James Dolan-Hall | Customer Support Engineer
support@alteryx.com | community.alteryx.com
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