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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dictionaries Unpacking Dictionaries

Joe Law
Joe Law
5,040 Points

Question: Get information from more than one dictionary.

Hey people, the video showed us how to unpack from one dictionary, what if i wanted to unpack from more than one dictionary?

1 Answer

C H
C H
6,587 Points

Do you mean unpacking dictionaries held in a list such as in the challenge? If so, just iterate over the list:

In the for loop 'key' acts as the variable name holding the dictionary, which changes every loop. So, if a key-name in the dictionary matches the key-name in the string the value will be filled in.

def anything(list_of_dicts, astring):
  new_list = []
  for key in list_of_dicts:
    new_list.append(astring.format(**key))
  return new_list
Joe Law
Joe Law
5,040 Points

Thank you Christopher!