How to Solve The 3 Most Common Python Code Issues in 0CodeKit

Code processing is taking too long? Results not showing up? If you are using a Python code module, no worries – we have solutions!

September 21, 2023

Discover the simple but effective solutions to your coding problems with Python and free the way for your workflow automations.  

The high level, interpreted language Python is often used to build websites and software, automate routine processes, and analyze and display data. Combined with Make or Zapier, employing 0codekit to run Python code is a flexible and dynamic procedure. Nevertheless, they are some common issues that may hinder you in your automation journey but that can be solved easily. Let’s dive into it!  

Problem 1: Importing Dependencies Which Are Not Installed

Dependencies, libraries, packages – everyone calls them differently, but everyone uses them. They allow you to use code developed by other people, incorporate it into your workflow , and to connect your code with applications. This way, you can add more functions to your code without having to create them on your own. Pretty practical, right?  

While there are a lot of python libraries available for 0CodeKit, it might happen that the one you want to import is not. Which is exactly why we developed the following...

...Solution: ‘Run Asynchronous Python Code’

When you are reading this blogpost, you are already more than familiar with the ‘Run Python code’ model in 0CodeKit. Now it’s time to check out the new model ‘Run asynchronous Python code’ which allows you to directly add various dependencies to your code. When the code is executed, the results get send to an URL (webhook or similar) that you enter before.  

Problem 2: Not Getting Results from The Code

We’ve all been there before: you want to add a module to your automation flow, add a new module, select ‘Run Python code’, fill out the fields – but nothing happens. The result you wanted is not there. Fortunately, the fix for this problem is often much easier as you might think.

Solution: Have You Checked Your Last Line?

To be executed successfully, the last line in the field you fill with the formula needs to look like this:  

result= (‘data’:string – to - return)  

Problem 3: Code Execution Surpasses Time Limit

Veteran ‘Run Python code’ users will know that the execution time for this model can’t surpass 5 minutes. But what if your want to execute your code for a longer time? What if your codes includes for example artificial intelligence and therefore takes much longer to process?  

Solution: Use ‘Run Asynchronous Python Code’ Instead

Just as in the first problem, the new module fixes your problem easily: codes can be executed during up to 15 minutes. The processing of the code takes place in the background, while the automation continues. Once the result is ready, it is send to a webhook address of your choice.

As you can see, the three most common issues when using Python code in your automation process can luckily be fixed easily. So let’s get these obstacles out of your automation journey and build smooth workflows!  

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.