jinja2.ext.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 the silent is True the return value will be None if the import fails.

Returns:imported object