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# Python Program to get all unique keys from a List of Dictionaries

Given a list arr[] consisting of N dictionaries, the task is to find the sum of unique keys from the given list of the dictionary.

Examples:

Input: arr = [{‘my’: 1, ‘name’: 2}, {‘is’: 1, ‘my’: 3}, {‘ria’: 2}]
Output: [‘ria’, ‘my’, ‘is’, ‘name’]
Explanation: The set of unique keys are {“ria”, “my”, “Is”, “name”}.

Input: arr = [{‘X’: 100, ‘Y’: 2}, {‘Z’: 1, ‘Z’: 30}, {‘X’: 21}]
Output: [‘Z’, ‘X’, ‘Y’]
Explanation: The set of unique keys are {“X”, “Y”, “Z”}.

Approach using Chain iterable tools: The problem can be solved using set() and keys() methods and chain iterable tools to solve the above problem.

Follow the steps below to solve the problem:

• Traverse all keys of every dictionary using chain iterable tools
• Store the set of keys in a list, say res.
• Print the list res as the required answer.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## Python3

 `# Python3 program for the above approach``from` `itertools ``import` `chain`  `# Function to print all unique keys``# present in a list of dictionaries``def` `UniqueKeys(arr):` `    ``# Stores the list of unique keys``    ``res ``=` `list``(``set``(chain.from_iterable(sub.keys() ``for` `sub ``in` `arr)))` `    ``# Print the list``    ``print``(``str``(res))` `# Driver Code``arr ``=` `[{``'my'``: ``1``, ``'name'``: ``2``},``       ``{``'is'``: ``1``, ``'my'``: ``3``},``       ``{``'ria'``: ``2``}]``UniqueKeys(arr)`

Output

`['my', 'is', 'name', 'ria']`

Time Complexity: O(N * maxm), where maxm denotes the size of the longest dictionary.
Auxiliary Space: O(N * maxm)

Approach using List Comprehension and Dictionary Comprehension: The problem can be solved alternately using set() and keys() method and list comprehension and dictionary comprehension to solve the problem.

Follow the steps below to solve the problem:

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## Python3

 `# Python3 program for the above approach` `from` `itertools ``import` `chain` `# Function to print all unique keys``# from a list of dictionaries``def` `UniqueKeys(arr):` `    ``# Stores the list of unique keys``    ``res ``=` `list``(``set``(val ``for` `dic ``in` `arr ``for` `val ``in` `dic.keys()))` `    ``# Print the list``    ``print``(``str``(res))` `# Driver Code` `# Input``arr ``=` `[{``'my'``: ``1``, ``'name'``: ``2``},``       ``{``'is'``: ``1``, ``'my'``: ``3``},``       ``{``'ria'``: ``2``}]` `UniqueKeys(arr)`

Output

`['is', 'name', 'ria', 'my']`

Time Complexity: O(N * maxm), where maxm denotes the size of the longest dictionary.
Auxiliary Space: O(N * maxm)

Approach : Using keys(),extend(),list() and set() methods

This program takes a list of dictionaries arr where each dictionary contains keys representing words and their frequency counts. It then extracts all the unique keys from all the dictionaries and creates a new list new_list containing only those unique keys. Finally, it prints the new_list.

Follow the below steps to implement the above idea:

• Create a list of dictionaries named arr. Each dictionary in the list has key-value pairs representing words and their frequency counts.
• Create an empty list named new_list.
• Iterate over each dictionary in arr using a for loop. For each dictionary, get a list of keys using the keys() method and convert it to a list using the list() function.
• Add the resulting list to new_list using the extend() method, which adds each element of the list to new_list one by one.
• Use the set() function to remove any duplicate elements from new_list.
• Convert new_list back to a list using the list() function.
• Print the final new_list containing all unique words from all the dictionaries in the original list arr.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

## Python3

 `# Python3 program for the above approach` `arr ``=` `[{``'my'``: ``1``, ``'name'``: ``2``},``    ``{``'is'``: ``1``, ``'my'``: ``3``},``    ``{``'ria'``: ``2``}]``new_list``=``[]``for` `i ``in` `arr:``    ``new_list.extend(``list``(i.keys()))``new_list``=``list``(``set``(new_list))``print``(new_list)`

Output

`['name', 'my', 'ria', 'is']`

Time Complexity: O(n)
Auxiliary Space: O(n)

Approach : Using append(),Counter(),keys(), and list()  methods

## Python3

 `# Python3 program for the above approach``from` `collections ``import` `Counter``arr ``=` `[{``'my'``: ``1``, ``'name'``: ``2``},``       ``{``'is'``: ``1``, ``'my'``: ``3``},``       ``{``'ria'``: ``2``}]``new_list ``=` `[]``for` `i ``in` `arr:``    ``for` `j ``in` `i:``        ``new_list.append(j)``uniq ``=` `Counter(new_list)``print``(``list``(uniq.keys()))`

Output

`['my', 'name', 'is', 'ria']`

The time complexity of this program is O(n^2), where n is the total number of dictionaries in the arr list
The auxiliary space complexity of this program is O(n), where n is the total number of unique keys in the dictionaries in the arr list.