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Python Introducing Dictionaries Introducing Dictionaries Creating a Dictionary

AttributeError: 'dict' object has no attribute 'value'

probably messing something simple up here...

creating_dictionaries.py
student = {'name':'Sam', 'topic':'python'}
topic = student.value('topic')

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
208,474 Points

To get the value associated with a key, use the key as an index with square brackets ("student['topic']").

topic = (student['topic'])

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
208,474 Points

Yes, but you don't need the surrounding parentheses.