Having issues to run a model from python, below the actual code , always return module object not callable. ArcMap 10.1 using arcPy esri python 64-bit

Any ideas why?

    import arcpy

        except Exception as e:
            print e.message

error >> 'module' object is not callable

Removing try/except as suggested.

    import arcpy


error >>TypeError: 'module' object is not callable

1 Answer 1


It looks like you need to set a temporary alias on your toolbox (or a permanent one via its Properties) as described in the Help for ImportToolbox (arcpy):

If the toolbox does not have an alias, the module_name is required.

When a tool is accessed through the ArcPy site package, the toolbox alias where the tool is contained is a required suffix (arcpy._). Since ArcPy depends on toolbox aliases to access and execute the correct tool, aliases are extremely important when importing custom toolboxes. A good practice is to always define a custom toolbox's alias. However, if the toolbox alias is not defined, a temporary alias can be set as the second parameter.

Try this:

import arcpy
  • Thanks that was it , the toolbox alias name in the ImportToolbox method and then calling it by the Model name (Model_41) followed by _<toolbox alias name> (test). Oct 16, 2014 at 12:36

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