Python list of dictionaries search


Question

Assume I have this:

[
{"name": "Tom", "age": 10},
{"name": "Mark", "age": 5},
{"name": "Pam", "age": 7}
]

and by searching "Pam" as name, I want to retrieve the related dictionary: {name: "Pam", age: 7}

How to achieve this ?

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4/15/2019 8:24:45 PM

You can use a generator expression:

>>> dicts = [
...     { "name": "Tom", "age": 10 },
...     { "name": "Mark", "age": 5 },
...     { "name": "Pam", "age": 7 },
...     { "name": "Dick", "age": 12 }
... ]

>>> next(item for item in dicts if item["name"] == "Pam")
{'age': 7, 'name': 'Pam'}
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11/22/2018 12:55:42 PM

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