PyCharm 2019.3 Help

Creating Pyramid Project

Pyramid project scaffolds are intended for productive development of Pyramid applications. PyCharm takes care of creating the specific directory structure and settings.

To create a Pyramid project, follow these steps

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

    In the New Project dialog, do the following:

    • Specify project type Pyramid.

    • 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 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 you configure a project Python interpreter, you need to specify the path to the Python executable in your system. So, before configuring a project interpreter, you need to ensure that you've downloaded Python and installed it in your system and you're aware of a path to it. You can create several project interpreters based on the same Python executable. This is helpful when you need to create different virtual environments for developing different types of applications. For example, you can create one virtual environment based on Python 3.6 to develop Django applications and another virtual environment based on the same Python 3.6 to work with scientific libraries.

      • 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.

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

    • From the list, select the scaffold to be used. The possible options are:

      • started
      • alchemy
      • zodb
    • From the list, select the template language to be used.

    • In the Templates folder field, specify the directory where the templates will be stored, and where they will be loaded from. You can specify the name of the directory that doesn't yet exist; in this case, the directory will be created.

    Click Create.
  2. If an alert pops up,

    py pyramid popup

    click No. We are creating a new project.

    PyCharm creates a project, installs Pyramid and its dependencies, and produces specific directory structure, which you can explore in the Project tool window. Open any file in the project directory. If there are unsatisfied package requirements, PyCharm suggests to resolve or ignore them:

    py install requirements

    You should install the dependencies to be able to run the development server.

    When you create a Pyramid project, you must run setup.py develop to install the project for development. PyCharm might inform you to do so as shown in the screenshot below:

    py setup develop

    Alternatively, you can select Tools | Run setup.py Task... and enter develop. Another popup appears Run Setup Task develop. Click OK.

    If you created an alchemy-based project, you need to initialise the database, open the terminal (make sure virtual environment is active) and run the command:

    initialize_PROJECTNAME_db development.ini

    (Replace PROJECTNAME with your exact project name.)

Last modified: 21 January 2020