ImportError Import by filename is not supported

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I'm trying to import a python file to my application which is written in python.

I have the following code:

import os
from os.path import basename

class specificClass:
    def dothing(self,path):
          runcommand = __import__("/root/"+ os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(path))[0]+ "/" + os.path.splitext(os.path.basename(path))[0] +"/sa/")

When I run it, it gives me the following error:

ImportError: Import by filename is not supported.
Nov 26, 2020 in Python by anonymous
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1 answer to this question.

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Instead of doing a import like __import__ you can say

import sys
sys.path.append(path) # this is where your python file exists
import update
answered Nov 26, 2020 by Gitika
• 65,930 points

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