Here is the error i get when i use the import arcpy command in pythonwin:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in ImportError: No module named arcpy

Can any one tell me how to fix this?

  • Sounds like the arcpy module isn't saved to your PYTHONPATH or sys.path. Does it work within ArcMap's Python Window?
    – Roy
    Commented Sep 26, 2012 at 15:13
  • Yes i does work inside the Arc10 Arcpy interface
    – Jason
    Commented Sep 27, 2012 at 16:40

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Check whether you are using the correct version of Python.

My install of ArcGIS 10.1 installed and uses python 2.7, and it looks like you are using 2.6, so it may be the case that ArcPy has not been installed for this version of python.

Typically python is installed in the root of your main hard drive, so you can check for a second version of python there.

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