Related Articles
Python – Maximum String value length of Key
• Last Updated : 04 May, 2020

Sometimes, while working with Python dictionaries, we can have a problem in which we need to find the maximum length of all the string values of particular key. This problem can occur in domains of day-day programming and web development. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Examples –

Input:
test_list = [{‘key1’ : “abcd”, ‘key2’ : 2}, {‘key1’ : “qwertyui”, ‘key2’ : 2}, {‘key1’ : “xcvz”, ‘key3’ : 3}, {‘key1’ : None, ‘key3’ : 4}]

Output: 8
Explanation: Among all values for given key `key1`, qwertyui has maximum length (which is 8).

Method #1 : Using `max() + len()` + list comprehension
The combination of above functions can be used to solve this problem. In this, we compute the maximum string length using max() and len(). The comparison with each is bound by list comprehension.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of ``# Maximum String value length of Key``# Using max() + len() + list comprehension`` ` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[{``'Gfg'` `:  ``"abcd"``, ``'best'` `: ``2``}, ``             ``{``'Gfg'` `:  ``"qwertyui"``, ``'best'` `: ``2``},``             ``{``'Gfg'` `:  ``"xcvz"``, ``'good'` `: ``3``},``             ``{``'Gfg'` `: ``None``, ``'good'` `: ``4``}]`` ` `# printing original list``print``(``"The original list is : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# initializing Key ``filt_key ``=` `'Gfg'`` ` `# Maximum String value length of Key``# Using max() + len() + list comprehension``temp ``=` `(sub[filt_key] ``for` `sub ``in` `test_list)``res ``=` `max``(``len``(ele) ``for` `ele ``in` `temp ``if` `ele ``is` `not` `None``)`` ` `# printing result ``print``(``"The maximum length key value : "` `+` `str``(res)) `
Output :

The original list is : [{‘best’: 2, ‘Gfg’: ‘abcd’}, {‘best’: 2, ‘Gfg’: ‘qwertyui’}, {‘good’: 3, ‘Gfg’: ‘xcvz’}, {‘good’: 4, ‘Gfg’: None}]
The maximum length key value : 8

Method #2 : Using list comprehension + `len() + max()` (one liner)
The similar task can also be combined to perform in one line for compact solution.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of ``# Maximum String value length of Key``# Using max() + len() + list comprehension (one liner)`` ` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[{``'Gfg'` `:  ``"abcd"``, ``'best'` `: ``2``}, ``             ``{``'Gfg'` `:  ``"qwertyui"``, ``'best'` `: ``2``},``             ``{``'Gfg'` `:  ``"xcvz"``, ``'good'` `: ``3``},``             ``{``'Gfg'` `: ``None``, ``'good'` `: ``4``}]`` ` `# printing original list``print``(``"The original list is : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# initializing Key ``filt_key ``=` `'Gfg'`` ` `# Maximum String value length of Key``# Using max() + len() + list comprehension (one liner)``res ``=` `len``(``max``(test_list, key ``=` `lambda` `sub: ``len``(sub[filt_key])``                ``if` `sub[filt_key] ``is` `not` `None` `else` `0``)[filt_key])`` ` `# printing result ``print``(``"The maximum length key value : "` `+` `str``(res)) `
Output :

The original list is : [{‘best’: 2, ‘Gfg’: ‘abcd’}, {‘best’: 2, ‘Gfg’: ‘qwertyui’}, {‘good’: 3, ‘Gfg’: ‘xcvz’}, {‘good’: 4, ‘Gfg’: None}]
The maximum length key value : 8

Attention geek! Strengthen your foundations with the Python Programming Foundation Course and learn the basics.

To begin with, your interview preparations Enhance your Data Structures concepts with the Python DS Course.

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up