I’ve searched and found similar topics but none of them seem to fix a basic issue.
I’m trying to run sample python code from the API reference.
I’ve setup OPENAI_API_KEY as an environment variable on my Mac.
In Terminal, if I type ‘echo $OPENAI_API_KEY’, it prints the correct key.
I’m trying to execute the following python code:
If I use the curl version of the same code, I get the expected response, which tells me that the environment variable is setup correctly.
If I run the python version in a .py file, I get the following error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/Users/my_user/chatgpt/openai-test.py”, line 2, in
client = OpenAI()
File “/Users/my_user/Library/Python/3.11/lib/python/site-packages/openai/_client.py”, line 92, in init
openai.OpenAIError: The api_key client option must be set either by passing api_key to the client or by setting the OPENAI_API_KEY environment variable
I can confirm that my account has money in it.
I’ve seen solutions in the forum that ask to import dotenv, etc. but why do I need to do that if the OPENAI_API_KEY environment variable is set and the sample code doesn’t require dotenv, etc?
Thanks for any help!