import function from a file in the same folder

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I’m building a Flask app with Python 3.5 following a tutorial, based on different import rules. By looking for similar questions, I managed to solve an ImportError based on importing from a nested folder by adding the folder to the path, but I keep failing at importing a function from a script in the same folder (already in the path). The folder structure is this:

??? app
?   ???
?   ??? api 
?   ?   ???
?   ?   ???
?   ???
?   ??? common
?   ?   ???
?   ?   ???
?   ???
?   ???
?   ??? static
?   ??? templates

In I import a function from by using this code:

import config as Config

but I get this error:

ImportError: No module named 'config'

I don’t understand what’s the problem, being the two files in the same folder.
Thanks in advance

Have you tried

import app.config as Config

It did the trick for me.

To import from the same folder you can do:

from .config import function_or_class_in_config_file

or to import the full config with the alias as you asked:

from import config as Config

# imports all functions    
import config
# you invoke it this way


# import specific function
from config import my_function
# you invoke it this way

If the is invoked not from the same folder you can do this:

# csfp - current_script_folder_path
csfp = os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(__file__))
if csfp not in sys.path:
    sys.path.insert(0, csfp)
# import it and invoke it by one of the ways described above

Another, shorter way would be:

import .config as Config

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