Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’

In this azure tutorial, we will discuss how to fix the error, Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’. Which I got while trying to run my Python Azure Function in the Visual Studio Code.

Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’

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 got the error “ImportError: cannot import name ‘cygrpc'”.

You can see the error as below

cannot import name 'cygrpc'

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.

How you can Check the Python interpreter bitness

Now, We need to check if 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()[0])'

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.

Diagnose 'cygrpc' reference error

Cannot Import Name ‘cygrpc’ [Solved]

Now To fix this issue, I have followed the below steps

Navigate to the Python Official site 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.

ImportError cannot import name cygrpc

Now, I double click on the exe file that I have downloaded to install in my local system

ImportError cannot import name 'cygrpc' solved

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

ImportError cannot import name 'cygrpc' fixed

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’ 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 !!!