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Excerpts from this Manual Adding Module Search Paths

There are two ways to add additional module search paths:

  • Through environment variables

  • Through startup scripts Environment Variables

Python uses the PYTHONPATH environment variable to allow extending the search paths for python modules. The value of this variable is a list of paths separated by:

  • A colon character in Linux and OSX

  • A semicolon character in Windows

To achieve this in JavaScript, MySQL Shell supports defining additional JavaScript module paths using the MYSQLSH_JS_MODULE_PATH environment variable. The value of this variable is a list of semicolon separated paths. Startup Scripts

The addition of module search paths can be achieved for both languages through the corresponding startup script.

For Python modify the file and append the required paths into the sys.path array.

# Import the sys module
import sys

# Append the additional module paths

For JavaScript the same task is achieved by adding code into the mysqlshrc.js file to append the required paths into the predefined shell.js_module_paths array.

// Append the additional module paths
shell.js.module_paths[shell.js.module_paths.length] = '~/custom/js';
shell.js.module_paths[shell.js.module_paths.length] = '~/other/custom/modules';

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