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Creating Google App Engine Project

A Google App Engine project is intended for productive development of web applications in the Google infrastructure. PyCharm takes care of creating the specific directory structure and settings.

To create a Google App Engine project, follow these steps

Note that PyCharm always uses the Python 2.7 runtime when creating a new project.

  1. From the main menu, choose File | New Project..., or click the New Project button in the Welcome screen. New Project dialog opens.

  2. In the New Project dialog, do the following:

    • Specify project type Google App Engine.

    • Specify project location.

  3. Next, click Expand the node to expand the Python Interpreter node, and select the new environment or existing interpreter, by clicking the corresponding radio-button.

    The following steps depend on your choice:

    • New environment using: if this option has been selected, choose the tool to be used to create a virtual environment. To do that, click the list and choose Virtualenv , Pipenv , or Conda .

      Next, specify the Location and Base interpreter of the new virtual environment. If necessary, click the Inherit global site-packages and Make available to all projects check boxes.

      When configuring the base interpreter, you need to specify the path to the Python executable. If PyCharm detects no Python on your machine, it provides two options: to download the latest Python versions from or to specify a path to the Python executable (in case of non-standard installation).

      Downloading Python when creating a new project
    • Existing interpreter: if this option has been selected, choose the desired interpreter from the list, or (if the desired interpreter is not found), click Open and choose the interpreter. See Configure a Python interpreter for details.

  4. Click More settings (More Settings), and specify the following:

    • In the Application ID field, enter the identifier that you have already defined on the Create application page of the Google App Engine. The project identifier should meet certain requirements: only lower-case letters, digits, and "-" characters are allowed; the application id should not begin with "-".

    • App Engine SDK directory - the location of the App Engine SDK on your machine. If this SDK is missing from the path variable, type it manually or click the Browse button and locate the required directory from the file system. If the SDK directory is added to the path variable during installation, it is detected automatically.

  5. Click Create.

Once the project is created, you should see the following files in the Project tool window:

  • app.yml : a file to configure your App Engine app's settings. See more details and examples in the app.yaml reference.

  • : an application boilerplate. If you enable using third-party libraries when creating the project, the corresponding code templates, for example, Django or Flask, will be added.

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Last modified: 03 September 2020