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Jack_Melvin
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Using Python Script with Modules in Power Automate Desktop

Hi All,

 

I am trying to run a python script with the getpass module. I have put the module into a folder and given the path to Power Automate Desktop. I keep getting this error. Any suggestions?

 

 

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Hi @Jack_Melvin, sorry I wasn't more clear. I was assuming (maybe wrongly) that the Python folder on your desktop contains version 2.7. If it doesn't (if it's Python 3 for instance) you would need to install Python 2.7 somewhere. You don't need to add it to your path, PAD just needs to be able to find the 2.7 modules/libs so PAD's IronPython can import from there.

Here's my code in the Action.

 

 

 

import sys
sys.path.append(r"c:\Python27\Lib")
import getpass
machineUserName = getpass.getuser()
print machineUserName

 

 

 

 Here is what you'll have to put in (changing "JackMelvin" to what I can't read to what it is in the actual path):

 

 

 

import sys
sys.path.append(r"C:\Users\JackMelvin\Desktop\Python\Mods")
import getpass
machineUserName = getpass.getuser()
print machineUserName

 

 

 

 

 You might look in that folder to make sure 'getpass.py' is in there.

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fraenK
Super User
Super User

Are you aware that PAD is using IronPython, version 2.7.9.1?

burque505
Helper V
Helper V

@Jack_Melvin, here you go. Just needs the path to your modules to be changed to what you have.

Also, you were using Python 3 syntax for the print statement, which I always forget and do myself. 😀

 

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No I wasn't, I am unfamiliar with IronPython. What does it allow us to do? 

@burque505, I copied your code and I am receiving the same error. Would you please explain what your code is doing so I can fix mine. 

 

Thanks,

Hi @Jack_Melvin, sorry I wasn't more clear. I was assuming (maybe wrongly) that the Python folder on your desktop contains version 2.7. If it doesn't (if it's Python 3 for instance) you would need to install Python 2.7 somewhere. You don't need to add it to your path, PAD just needs to be able to find the 2.7 modules/libs so PAD's IronPython can import from there.

Here's my code in the Action.

 

 

 

import sys
sys.path.append(r"c:\Python27\Lib")
import getpass
machineUserName = getpass.getuser()
print machineUserName

 

 

 

 Here is what you'll have to put in (changing "JackMelvin" to what I can't read to what it is in the actual path):

 

 

 

import sys
sys.path.append(r"C:\Users\JackMelvin\Desktop\Python\Mods")
import getpass
machineUserName = getpass.getuser()
print machineUserName

 

 

 

 

 You might look in that folder to make sure 'getpass.py' is in there.

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