In this Azure tutorial, we will discuss fixing the error, Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’, which I got while trying to run my Python Azure Function in the Visual Studio Code.
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Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’ from ‘grpc._cython’
Recently, I had a requirement to create an Azure Function in Python using Visual Studio Code. I have created the Python Azure Function, and when I press F5 to run the Azure Function to test it locally to check if the Azure Function is working, Immediately I get the error “ImportError: cannot import name ‘cygrpc'”.
You can see the error as below
Now I have started searching for the fix of this issue, What I came to know is This error occurs when a Python function app fails to start with a proper Python interpreter. Mostly, you will get this error if you have installed 32-bit Python interpreter on your 64-bit operating system.
Now, We need to check the Python interpreter bitness is correct or not. To check that,
Open the Windows PowerShell and run the below command
py -c 'import platform; print(platform.architecture())'
So, when I ran the command I could able to see that the interpreter is 32 bit whereas the operating system on which I am working is 64 bit. So this is what the root cause of the issue is.
Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’ from ‘grpc._cython’ [Solved]
Now To fix this issue, I have followed the below steps
Navigate to the Python Official site https://www.python.org/downloads/ to download the 64 bit Python interpreter
Clicked on the 64 bit executable file link, It downloaded the 64-bit exe in my local system.
Now, I double click on the exe file that I have downloaded to install in my local system
After I have installed this successfully, I have again click on the Run button to run the Azure Function project in the Visual Studio Code. This time I didn’t get any error. I got the expected OutPut
So, this is how I can able to fix the error Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’.
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Well, In this article, we discussed the fix for the error Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’ from ‘grpc._cython’, Which I got while trying to run my Python Azure Function in the Visual Studio Code. Hope it will help you to fix your issue as well !!!
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