I am trying to run a script from the QGis Python console (similar to: http://spatialgalaxy.net/2012/01/27/qgis-running-scripts-in-the-python-console/)

The line feat=QgsFeature() operates fine from the Python console, however within the script it throws up the following error:

Traceback (most recent call last): File "", line 1, in File "getLineFeaturesAndPoints.py", line 47, in write_polylines feat = QgsFeature() NameError: global name 'QgsFeature' is not defined

The code is saved in getLineFeaturesAndPoints.py file:

class WritePolylines:
def __init__(self, iface):
    """Initialize using the qgis.utils.iface 
    object passed from the console.
    self.iface = iface

def write_polylines(self, file_dir):

    # Get the active layer
    # qgis.utils.iface.mapCanvas()
    canvas = self.iface.mapCanvas()
    cLayer = canvas.currentLayer()

    # Get reference to the data provider
    provider = cLayer.dataProvider()

    # get all features (but no geometry)

    # get attributes
    selectList = []
    columns = provider.fields()
    for key,value in columns.items():
        column = str(value.name())

    features_file = open(path.join(file_dir, "features.txt"), "w")
    points_file = open(path.join(file_dir, "featurepoints.txt"), "w")
    writeFeature = csv.writer(features_file, quoting=csv.QUOTE_ALL)
    writePoint = csv.writer(points_file, quoting=csv.QUOTE_ALL)        

    # get one feature id and geometry
    feat = QgsFeature()

Similar to the referenced HTML file, I invoke it as follows:

from getLineFeaturesAndPoints import WritePolylines 
pl = WritePolylines(qgis.utils.iface)
myPath = 'C:\\Users\\Documents'

You are missing:

from qgis.core import QgsFeature

at the top of your script

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