werkzeug.import_string(import_name, silent=False)[source]

Imports an object based on a string. This is useful if you want to use import paths as endpoints or something similar. An import path can be specified either in dotted notation (xml.sax.saxutils.escape) or with a colon as object delimiter (xml.sax.saxutils:escape).

If silent is True the return value will be None if the import fails.

  • import_name – the dotted name for the object to import.
  • silent – if set to True import errors are ignored and None is returned instead.

imported object