PyCharm 2018.3 Help

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

  2. In the New Project dialog box, do the following:
    • Specify project type Google App Engine.

    • Specify project location.

    • Next, click Expand the node to expand the Project 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 drop-down 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.

      • Existing interpreter: if this option has been selected, choose the desired interpreter from the drop-down list, or (if the desired interpreter is not found), click Open and choose the interpreter. See Configuring Python Interpreter for details.

  3. Click icons actions down (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 browseButton 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.

    • If necessary, select the check box Enable third-party libraries support. With the check box selected, choose the required library from the drop-down list. The possible options are Django and Flask. The following fields become enabled:

      Field name


      Available for

      Template language

      From the drop-down list, select the template language to be used.

      Django and Flask

      Templates folder

      The directory where the templates will be stored.

      Django and Flask

      Application name

      The Django application name.


      Enable Django admin

      With this check box selected, the automatic admin interface is created.


  4. Click Create.

Last modified: 10 February 2019

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