ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'arcpy'

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11-20-2017 03:48 AM
RebeccaRicker
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Hey People,

I have got some troubles. I use Spyder and ArcGIS-Pro to run Python scripts. It already worked, but suddenly it doesn't anymore. Maybe I changed the settings with out knowing. I don't know.

Could someone tell me please which settings I have to do?

I have those settings in ArcGIS-Pro:


But I don't know, which settings I have to do in Spyder:

And when I try to run the script. Spyder asks me for settings. I think this is new:

Thanks for Help!

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DanPatterson_Retired
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Only install Spyder from the ArcGIS Pro distribution and not from Anaconda separately..  See the blog post I wrote and linked earlier.  I suspect that you have several instances of spyder and/or python loaded.. including the one from ArcMap.  I would uninstall the 2.x.x version (that is old) and uninstall the one from within ArcGIS Pro.  If that doesn't work, completely uninstall Pro, and ensure that all links to in are gone, then reinstall Pro, and reinstall spyder from within Pro.  Cehck my blog for associating scripts with spyder so you can edit them when working with spyder.

Create a shortcut on your desktop (see another of my blogs listed) so you can work with Pro's Anaconda distribution of python and Spyder

Good luck

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DanPatterson_Retired
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It look fine... see this blog post for the default installation location....

As for running Spyder, when you say it doesn't work...

Are you launching it from within the anaconda distribution?

Are you editing a toolbox script from within Pro?

From a desktop shortcut?..... see this link

Try not to double-click on a *.py or any other shortcut ... you can get them to work, but old school ...launch program, open file... is the best way

more details needed I suppose if none of the above cover your case.

RebeccaRicker
New Contributor II

Thanks for your answer.

 - I installed Spyder 2.3.8 Packages in ArcGIS Pro and made the Settings like above

- Than I installed the Spyder 2.3.8 Package in Anaconda

- Than I Launched Spyder from anaconda and wrote my script.

- Than I wanted I wanted to run it. It worked before but suddenly it didn't anymore. So I reinstall Spyder in ArcGIS and Anaconda. Still broken   

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RebeccaRicker
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... I don't know, but It works again. I removed Spyder from Anaconda and started it by putting this "C:\Program Files\ArcGIS\Pro\bin\Python\envs\arcgispro-py3\Scripts\spyder.exe" in my task bar. I noticed that it opens Spyder 2, while Anaconda opens Spyder 3. I tried to deinstall Spyder completely from my PC, but it is not shown in my Control Panel. I am afraid I broke something.

Do you know, what I did wrong at the first place. It unsettles me a lot!  

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RebeccaRicker
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Oky... still does not work:

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DanPatterson_Retired
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Only install Spyder from the ArcGIS Pro distribution and not from Anaconda separately..  See the blog post I wrote and linked earlier.  I suspect that you have several instances of spyder and/or python loaded.. including the one from ArcMap.  I would uninstall the 2.x.x version (that is old) and uninstall the one from within ArcGIS Pro.  If that doesn't work, completely uninstall Pro, and ensure that all links to in are gone, then reinstall Pro, and reinstall spyder from within Pro.  Cehck my blog for associating scripts with spyder so you can edit them when working with spyder.

Create a shortcut on your desktop (see another of my blogs listed) so you can work with Pro's Anaconda distribution of python and Spyder

Good luck

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DanPatterson_Retired
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PS... install IPython from with ArcGIS Pro's distribution as well, IF spyder doesn't do it for you in the dependencies list (can't remember now)

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RebeccaRicker
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Thank you for your help. I had to refresh my whole computer... 😕

But It's working now  So thanks!

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