Modelesq Modelesq - 1 year ago 49
Python Question

getting specific dict property values from multiple lists

Say I have a Dict that looks like so...

values = {
'student': [{
'field': 'prefix',
'description': 'First name'
'field': 'suffix',
'description': 'Last name'
'field': 'student_email',
'description': 'Email address'
'classes': [{
'field': 'course_code',
'description': 'Course code'


I'm trying to get

['prefix', 'suffix', 'student_email', 'course_code']

But I'm trying to do so without loops in loops.

So this is what I have:

stored = [] # store the field values in a list
for value in values:

And it's throwing:

TypeError: string indices must be integers

How can I make this work?

Answer Source

You get the error because the dictionary is one level deeper than your loop, and you can call items() on the dictionary to get the values part:

[v1['field'] for k, v in values.items() for v1 in v]
# ['prefix', 'suffix', 'student_email', 'course_code']