AttributeError: module 'openai' has no attribute 'ChatCompletion'

Thank you! This fix saved me so much time today.

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Had the issue running an Google Colab Notebook with LangChain 0.0.331.
As default it ran with openai 1.1.1. and that is producing the error

AttributeError: module 'openai' has no attribute 'Embedding'
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hey, are you interested in helping out, got that problem.

Hero! Thanks for this. Can confirm this was the issue.

Thank you so much!!! I was searching for a solution from so my time

Hi, I’m currently using openai-1.1.1 version. But I’m still getting this error. module ‘openai’ has no attribute ‘ChatCompletion’

Welcome to the OpenAI community, @spoorthyan20!

Here’s how you can do chat completions with OpenAI Python v1.1.1:

from openai import OpenAI

client = OpenAI(
    # api_key defaults to os.environ.get("OPENAI_API_KEY")
    api_key="My API Key",

chat_completion =
            "role": "user",
            "content": "Say this is a test",



thanks, do you have the API Reference or some examples in the documentation?
This: OpenAI Platform is a little sparse and I’d love to understand the new api better.

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Hi @ollibolli

Welcome to the community.

Here are some resources for you:

Unfoftunetly dont work in Googke Colab notebook. Any othrr ideas?

However, if one tries to get the chatbot response using:
response['choices'][0]['message']['content'] as describes here OpenAI Platform

One gets: TypeError: ‘ChatCompletion’ object is not subscriptable

I would like to mention, that this should be fixed din the documentation to:

content = response.choices[0].message.content


It works in in Google Colab. Try:

from openai import OpenAI

client = OpenAI(
api_key=“Your API KEY”,

chat_completion =
“role”: “user”,
“system”: “xxxxx”,
max_tokens= XXXX,


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Thanks it work for me pip install openai==0.27.8

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Guys could someone help me with this?

I’m getting this now! AttributeError: module ‘openai’ has no attribute ‘Completion’

I fixed this issue by uninstalling OpenAI:

pip3 uninstall openai

Then reinstalling it:

pip3 install openai

Getting this error just today, worked yesterday without issues.

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Came to this issue on Google Colab. The following works:

!pip3 install openai

from openai import OpenAI
from google.colab import userdata

client = OpenAI(
def llm_response(prompt):
    response =
    return response.choices[0].message.content

prompt = '''
    Classify the following review 
    as having either a positive or
    negative sentiment:

    The banana pudding was really tasty!

response = llm_response(prompt)

Perhaps when posting in this thread someone could spend thirty seconds of reading, install “openai classic”, and press the thanks button for the answer above…

pip install "openai<1.0.0"

Or alternately code for the new methods of the API library changes.

If OpenAI had given anyone a heads up instead of jumping from 1.0.0beta2 all the way to 1.1.1 internal and dumping wheels on those millions of developers, maybe a generous person could have written and put in a pull request for another cookbook notebook to be put up “how this all works without paying for a 3rd party code-conversion service, all the way from simple calls up to asyncio streaming multimodal multi-client with token-counting chat history client management


I had the same problem, while using skll library

The only solution was to install openai version 0.28.1

pip install openai==0.28.1

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