Error: Could not locate a Flask application. You did not provide the "FLASK_APP" environment variable, and a "wsgi.py" or "app.py" module was not found in the current directory.
To resolve the error "Could not locate a Flask application. You did not provide the 'FLASK_APP' environment variable, and a 'wsgi.py' or 'app.py' module was not found in the current directory" in Flask, you can follow these steps:
Make sure you have a Flask application file. Flask applications typically have a file named
wsgi.pywhich serves as the entry point for your application.
FLASK_APPenvironment variable to the name of your Flask application file. You can do this by running the following command in your terminal or command prompt:
$env:FLASK_APP = "app.py"
Windows (Command Prompt):
app.py with the actual name of your Flask application file.
Make sure you are in the correct directory where your Flask application file is located. Use the
cdcommand to navigate to the correct directory in your terminal or command prompt.
Once you are in the correct directory, run the Flask application by executing the following command:
This will start the Flask development server and your application should now be accessible.
By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the error and successfully run your Flask application.