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import an external file to a custom module

on 9/26/13, 6:13 AM 2,034 views


In a custom module, I'm trying to import a file that doesn't exist in the addons directory.

My file path: /home/wided/settings.py

Addons path: /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp-server/addons

How can I import settings.py to my module?


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Brett Lehrer
On 10/24/13, 3:20 AM

Make a symbolic link to the file in your module?

cd /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/openerp-server/addons/my_module/
ln -s /home/wided/settings.py

This creates the symlink settings.py in the folder my_module. Then in a different script in that folder,

import settings

I can't think of a situation where I'd want to use this setup over just putting the settings.py file in the module folder itself though. Even making a symlink from the module folder to your home folder sounds like a better idea.

Thanks for your answer. Actually, I have resolved my problem by copying the file to my module folder. This file serves for an other python project, this is why I didn't want to have it twice in the system. Anyways, your idea is better than mine because when the file is edited, it is edited in both folders.

on 10/24/13, 5:26 AM

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