9.9. Python Limitations in itom

You can use almost all methods, classes or modules provided by the core of Python or any external modules, if you consider the following hints or rules:

  • The embedded python interpreter in itom is based on Python 3.x.

  • Python is executed in its own thread in itom, therefore you should not use any modules that create some form of GUI. Usually the creation of any GUI element needs to be executed in the main thread of the calling application. Therefore don’t use the python package PyQt. Instead use the GUI-functionality which is directly provided by itom and allows to extend the GUI of itom.

  • The Python command input() requires a string written in the command line and confirmed by the return key.