Suppose that obj is a object. If I want to add a driver for its scale X, I can do

d = obj.driver_add("scale", 0).driver

but if obj has the custom property var, the following

d = obj.driver_add("var").driver

gives an error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<blender_console>", line 1, in <module>
TypeError: bpy_struct.driver_add(): property "var" not found

How do I add a driver in this case?


2 Answers 2


The datapath for a custom property is '["propname"]'

obj["prop"] = 34
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    $\begingroup$ Wow you posted your answer almost at the same time when I posted mine $\endgroup$ Sep 3, 2016 at 5:01


d = obj.driver_add("[\"var\"]").driver

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