PyCharm can't find the right paths if I open a directory that is not the Django root


Our projects are usually structured:


If I open /project-name instead of /django-project-name PyCharm underlines my imports saying they can't find and it tries to reference imports as src.django-project-name.app_name.models.Thing which can't actually be found when you run Django.

How can I get it to work the same as when I mount /djang-project-name where it gets these things right?

5/17/2016 6:00:02 PM

Accepted Answer

I fixed it by going to File -> Preferences -> Project Structure selecting the /django-project-name in the tree and clicking sources to add it.

6/6/2012 8:15:46 AM

I had an issue with PyCharm not finding the templates folder for an existing Django project. So I created a test project and saw that the template folder setting is only added when setting up the project (it should be in project-root/.idea/project-name.iml)

Copying the same setting and changing the folder to the correct one fixed the issue for me.

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