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Python | Selective key values in dictionary
  • Last Updated : 26 Jul, 2019

Sometimes while working with Python dictionaries, we might have a problem in which we require to just get the selective key values from the dictionary. This problem can occur in web development domain. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this problem can be solved.

Method #1 : Using list comprehension + get()
The combination of above functions can be used to perform this particular task. In this, we access the values using the get method and traverse the dictionary using list comprehension.




# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Selective key values in dictionary
# Using list comprehension + get()
  
# Initialize dictionary
test_dict = {'gfg' : 1, 'is' : 2, 'best' : 3, 'for' : 4, 'CS' : 5}
  
# printing original dictionary
print("The original dictionary : " +  str(test_dict))
  
# Initialize key list 
key_list = ['gfg', 'best', 'CS']
  
# Using list comprehension + get()
# Selective key values in dictionary
res = [test_dict.get(key) for key in key_list]
      
# printing result 
print("The values of Selective keys : " + str(res))
Output :

The original dictionary : {‘is’: 2, ‘gfg’: 1, ‘for’: 4, ‘CS’: 5, ‘best’: 3}
The values of Selective keys : [1, 3, 5]

 



Method #2 : Using itemgetter()
This single function can be used to perform this particular task. It is built in to perform this specific task. It takes chain of keys and returns the corresponding values as a tuple which can be type casted.




# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Selective key values in dictionary
# Using itemgetter()
from operator import itemgetter
  
# Initialize dictionary
test_dict = {'gfg' : 1, 'is' : 2, 'best' : 3, 'for' : 4, 'CS' : 5}
  
# printing original dictionary
print("The original dictionary : " +  str(test_dict))
  
# Initialize key list 
key_list = ['gfg', 'best', 'CS']
  
# Using itemgetter()
# Selective key values in dictionary
res = list(itemgetter(*key_list)(test_dict))
      
# printing result 
print("The values of Selective keys : " + str(res))
Output :

The original dictionary : {‘is’: 2, ‘gfg’: 1, ‘for’: 4, ‘CS’: 5, ‘best’: 3}
The values of Selective keys : [1, 3, 5]

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