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Python – Concatenate Dictionary string values
  • Last Updated : 23 Jan, 2020

Sometimes, while working with dictionaries, we might have utility problem in which we need to perform elementary operation among the common keys of dictionaries. This can be extended to any operation to be performed. Let’s discuss string concatenation of like key values and ways to solve it in this article.

Method #1 : Using dictionary comprehension + keys()
The combination of above two can be used to perform this particular task. This is just a shorthand to the longer method of loops and can be used to perform this task in one line.




# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Concatenate Dictionary string values
# Using dictionary comprehension + keys()
  
# Initialize dictionaries
test_dict1 = {'gfg' : 'a', 'is' : 'b', 'best' : 'c'}
test_dict2 = {'gfg' : 'd', 'is' : 'e', 'best' : 'f'}
  
# printing original dictionaries 
print("The original dictionary 1 : " + str(test_dict1))
print("The original dictionary 2 : " + str(test_dict2))
  
# Using dictionary comprehension + keys()
# Concatenate Dictionary string values
res = {key: test_dict1[key] + test_dict2.get(key, '') for key in test_dict1.keys()}
  
# printing result 
print("The string concatenation of dictionary is : " + str(res))
Output :
The original dictionary 1 : {'gfg': 'a', 'is': 'b', 'best': 'c'}
The original dictionary 2 : {'gfg': 'd', 'is': 'e', 'best': 'f'}
The string concatenation of dictionary is : {'gfg': 'ad', 'is': 'be', 'best': 'cf'}

 

Method #2 : Using Counter() + “+” operator
The combination of above method can be used to perform this particular task. In this, the Counter function converts the dictionary in the form in which the plus operator can perform the task of concatenation.






# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Concatenate Dictionary string values
# Using Counter() + "+" operator
from collections import Counter
  
# Initialize dictionaries
test_dict1 = {'gfg' : 'a', 'is' : 'b', 'best' : 'c'}
test_dict2 = {'gfg' : 'd', 'is' : 'e', 'best' : 'f'}
  
# printing original dictionaries 
print("The original dictionary 1 : " + str(test_dict1))
print("The original dictionary 2 : " + str(test_dict2))
  
# Using Counter() + "+" operator
# Concatenate Dictionary string values
temp1 = Counter(test_dict1)
temp2 = Counter(test_dict2)
res = Counter({key : temp1[key] + temp2[key] for key in temp1}) 
  
# printing result 
print("The string concatenation of dictionary is : " + str(dict(res)))
Output :
The original dictionary 1 : {'gfg': 'a', 'is': 'b', 'best': 'c'}
The original dictionary 2 : {'gfg': 'd', 'is': 'e', 'best': 'f'}
The string concatenation of dictionary is : {'gfg': 'ad', 'is': 'be', 'best': 'cf'}

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