I am following these instructions:


but i am getting this error:

Couldn't load plugin Importtool due to an error when calling its classFactory() method

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "C:/PROGRA~1/QGISWI~1/apps/qgis/./python\qgis\utils.py", line 219, in startPlugin
    plugins[packageName] = package.classFactory(iface)
  File "C:/Users/n/.qgis2/python/plugins\Importtool\__init__.py", line 34, in classFactory
    from .Import_tool import Importtool

  File "C:/PROGRA~1/QGISWI~1/apps/qgis/./python\qgis\utils.py", line 478, in _import
    mod = _builtin_import(name, globals, locals, fromlist, level)

  File "C:/Users/n/.qgis2/python/plugins\Importtool\Import_tool.py", line 39, in 
    import reportlab

  File "C:/PROGRA~1/QGISWI~1/apps/qgis/./python\qgis\utils.py", line 478, in _import

    mod = _builtin_import(name, globals, locals, fromlist, level)
ImportError: No module named reportlab
  • 2
    It seems you have installed the reportlab package in a standard way, that is outside the QGIS folder. Running QGIS, it will not see that installation. – AndreJ Aug 14 '15 at 8:21

Download http://peak.telecommunity.com/dist/ez_setup.py. Open your osgeo shell as admin - use the one associated with your QGIS install if you have more than one installed.


python ez_setup.py


cd "C:\Program Files\QGIS Wien\apps\Python27\Scripts"
easy_install pip
pip install reportlab

Some of this I got from http://nathanw.net/2012/12/19/installing-python-setuptools-into-osgeo4w-python/. You'll need to change the QGIS directory for your system if it's different.

  • I suggest to put the path into quotation marks. Otherwise you will stumble over the blanks. – AndreJ Aug 14 '15 at 13:14
  • @AndreJ You're absolutely right. I added the quotes. Thanks. – user55937 Aug 14 '15 at 13:36

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