Convert string to JSON using Python


Question

I'm a little bit confused with JSON in Python. To me, it seems like a dictionary, and for that reason I'm trying to do that:

{
    "glossary":
    {
        "title": "example glossary",
        "GlossDiv":
        {
            "title": "S",
            "GlossList":
            {
                "GlossEntry":
                {
                    "ID": "SGML",
                    "SortAs": "SGML",
                    "GlossTerm": "Standard Generalized Markup Language",
                    "Acronym": "SGML",
                    "Abbrev": "ISO 8879:1986",
                    "GlossDef":
                    {
                        "para": "A meta-markup language, used to create markup languages such as DocBook.",
                        "GlossSeeAlso": ["GML", "XML"]
                    },
                    "GlossSee": "markup"
                }
            }
        }
    }
}

But when I do print dict(json), it gives an error.

How can I transform this string into a structure and then call json["title"] to obtain "example glossary"?

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5/24/2019 5:03:37 PM

Accepted Answer

json.loads()

import json

d = json.loads(j)
print d['glossary']['title']
658
7/24/2018 8:28:23 AM

When I started using json, I was confused and unable to figure it out for some time, but finally I got what I wanted
Here is the simple solution

import json
m = {'id': 2, 'name': 'hussain'}
n = json.dumps(m)
o = json.loads(n)
print o['id'], o['name']    

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