Python error import requests ImportError No module named requests

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I am trying to run the following code:

import sys
import time

dirPath = './copyleaks'
if dirPath not in sys.path:
    sys.path.insert(0, dirPath)

from copyleakscloud import CopyleaksCloud
from processoptions import ProcessOptions
from product import Product

An example of using the Copyleaks Python SDK and checking for status and reciving the results.

if __name__ == '__main__':
    Change to your account credentials.
    If you don't have an account yet visit
    Your API-KEY is available at your dashboard on of the product that you would like to use.
    Currently available products: Businesses, Education and Websites.
    cloud = CopyleaksCloud(Product.Businesses, '', '***************')

    print("You've got %s Copyleaks %s API credits" % (cloud.getCredits(), cloud.getProduct())) #get credit balance

    options = ProcessOptions()
    Add this process option to your process to use sandbox mode.
    The process will not consume any credits and will return dummy results.
    For more info about optional headers visit
    # Available process options
#     options.setHttpCallback("")
#     options.setHttpInProgressResultsCallback("")
#     options.setEmailCallback("")
#     options.setCustomFields({'Custom': 'field'})
#     options.setAllowPartialScan(True)
#     options.setCompareDocumentsForSimilarity(True)  # Available only on compareByFiles
#     options.setImportToDatabaseOnly(True)  # Available only on Education API

    print("Submitting a scan request...")
    Create a scan process using one of the following methods.
    Available methods:
    createByUrl, createByOcr, createByFile, createByText and createByFiles.
    For more information visit
    process = cloud.createByUrl('', options)
    # process = cloud.createByOcr('ocr-example.jpg', eOcrLanguage.English, options)
    # process = cloud.createByFile('test.txt', options)
    # process = cloud.createByText("Lorem ipsum torquent placerat quisque rutrum tempor lacinia aliquam habitant ligula arcu faucibus gravida, aenean orci lacinia mattis purus consectetur conubia mauris amet nibh consequat turpis dictumst hac ut nullam sodales nunc aenean pharetra, aenean ut sagittis leo massa nisi duis nullam iaculis, nulla ultrices consectetur facilisis curabitur scelerisque quisque primis elit sagittis dictum felis ornare class porta rhoncus lobortis donec praesent curabitur cubilia nec eleifend fringilla fusce vivamus elementum semper nisi conubia dolor, eros habitant nisl suspendisse venenatis interdum nulla interdum, libero urna maecenas potenti nam habitant aliquam donec class sem hendrerit tempus.")
    # processes, errors = cloud.createByFiles(['path/to/file1', 'path/to/file2'], options)

    print ("Submitted. In progress...")
    iscompleted = False
    while not iscompleted:
        # Get process status
        [iscompleted, percents] = process.isCompleted()
        print ('%s%s%s%%' % ('#' * int(percents / 2), "-" * (50 - int(percents / 2)), percents))
        if not iscompleted:

    print ("Process Finished!")

    # Get the scan results
    results = process.getResults()
    print ('\nFound %s results...' % (len(results)))
    for result in results:

        # Optional: Download result full text. Uncomment to activate
        #print ("Result full-text:")

        # Optional: Download comparison report. Uncomment to activate
        #print ("Comparison report:")
        #print (process.getResultComparison(result))

    # Optional: Download source full text. Uncomment to activate.
    #print ("Source full-text:")

And I end up with the following error:

import requests ImportError: No module named requests
Aug 6, 2019 in Python by Vashi

2 answers to this question.

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Hi @Vasgi, for the code you're trying to run, you'll need to install the following python modules: requests, python-dateutil, enum34. Use the following commands:

pip3 install requests
pip3 install python-dateutil
pip3 install enum34

Hope this helps!!

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answered Aug 6, 2019 by Layla
i installed then also its showing

Hello @miihir.

Depends on which os you are using or the version of python you are using. The above solution of @ Layla works on window with python3 installed.

For OSX/Linux

Use $ sudo pip install requests (or pip3 install requests for python3) if you have pip installed. If pip is installed but not in your path you can use python -m pip install requests (or python3 -m pip install requests for python3)

Alternatively you can also use sudo easy_install -U requests if you have easy_install installed.

For centos: yum install python-requests For Ubuntu: apt-get install python-requests


Use pip install requests (or pip3 install requests for python3) if you have pip installed and Pip.exe added to the Path Environment Variable. If pip is installed but not in your path you can use python -m pip install requests (or python3 -m pip install requests for python3)

Alternatively from a cmd prompt, use > Path\easy_install.exe requests, where Path is your Python*\Scripts folder, if it was installed. (For example: C:\Python32\Scripts)

Hope it helps!!

Hi, @Mihir,

I know there are many posts on this, and I've tried using the solutions provided,  I tried

 pip install requests and pip install requests --upgrade:

yet when I run my file I still get:

Import Error: No module named requests

I am unable to use requests in PyCharm, so I don't know what's causing this. Can you please help here?

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Open Cmd or Powershell as Admin.

type pip install requests

then request will be installed

('Here I'm assuming that you are working on system environment not the Virtual Environment .')


answered Nov 28, 2020 by Rohan
• 200 points

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