python - run - sqlalchemy migrations

Flask-ImportError: No module named migrate.versioning (5)

I'm working through a flask tutorial and am trying to run a script that creates a database instead of doing it through the command line. It uses the SQLAlchemy-migrate package, but when I try to run the script, it gives an ImportError.

This is the terminal output:

Sean:app seanpatterson$ python ./ 
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./", line 2, in <module>
    from migrate.versioning import api
ImportError: No module named migrate.versioning

This is the script:

from migrate.versioning import api
from config import SQLALCHEMY_DATABASE_URI
from config import SQLALCHEMY_MIGRATE_REPO
from app import db
import os.path
if not os.path.exists(SQLALCHEMY_MIGRATE_REPO):
    api.create(SQLALCHEMY_MIGRATE_REPO, 'database repository')

This is the config file it references:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import os
basedir = os.path.abspath(os.path.dirname(__file__))

SQLALCHEMY_DATABASE_URI = 'sqlite:///' + os.path.join(basedir, 'app.db')
SQLALCHEMY_MIGRATE_REPO = os.path.join(basedir, 'db_repository')

This application is being run with a virtual environment. This are the module that relates to it that I have installed in the environment:


Any help appreciated

ImportError: No module named migrate.versioning probably means the module is not installed. Make sure it has been installed in the correct virtual environment, it is activated (you ran the activate script in that environment) and the selected Python binary is actually making use of that environment (i.e. you are using Python2 and not Python3).

flask/bin/pip install flask-sqlalchemy without defining the version worked fine for me.

I had the same problem - "No module named migrate.versioning", and everything is much easier than we are talking about, you need to perform the commands "run" file: or file: if you using PyCharm (not from the terminal). And you will have the expected output: "New migration saved as D:...there is my path...\microblog\db_repositort/versions/ Current database version: 1"

I think this error might pop up for several obscure reasons, I would like to add another which I experienced: I had the same exact error while having sqlalchemy-migrate correctly installed, and guess what, it didn't work just because I had named the migration script file as, this created some conflict with the migrate package. In fact PyCharm warned me with this message:
"Import resolves to its containing file... This inspection detects names that should resolve but don't."
I renamed the migration script as and everything started working fine. I could understand what was the issue cause I had another project with an identical set-up but with migrate-sqlalchemy working perfectly and the only difference was indeed that file name... Hope this might help someone one day...

pip install sqlalchemy==0.7.9 


pip install sqlalchemy-migrate==0.7.2 


optionally this flask-whooshalchemy==0.55a should solve the problem