When trying to run a Python script in PyCharm via a run configuration, you might
hit an error like this:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File ".../__main__.py", line 3, in <module>
ImportError: attempted relative import with no known parent package
Process finished with exit code 1
You might be able to resolve this by setting up the PyCharm run configuration as
a “Module name” rather than a “Script path”.
Go to the run configuration drop down menu and click “Edit Configurations…”
At the top left of the “Configuration” tab there’s a label that says “Script
path” with a drop-down arrow next to it. Click on that and select “Module name”.
Enter the Python module name that you would use to run this on the command line
With a bit of luck this will let you run the module in PyCharm with the benefit
of the various IDE tools such as the Python debugger.
PyCharm Python script run error "ImportError: attempted relative import with no known parent package"