Nested Dictionaries

Ben Cornett
Tue May 23 23:15:22 CEST 2000


On Thu, May 18, 2000 at 03:42:04PM -0400, Chris Lada wrote:
> Is there some where of directly accessing information in a dictionary which
> occurs as part of another dictionary i.e.:
> 
> inner = {'city':'This City','state':'This State'}
> outer = {'12345':inner}
> 
> In order to access the 'city' information in the 12345 dictionary entry, I
> do the following:
> 
> temp = outer['12345']    # yields the outer dictionary entry with the key
> '12345'
> 
> tempCity = temp['city']   # yields the city value of the inner dictionary of
> the
>                                    #  outer dictionary entry with the key
> '12345'
> 
> Is there an easier or more direct way of doing this ?
> 
> Thanks,
> Chris
> 
> 

Hi,

You could certainly drop the first temporary and simply write:

tempCity = outer['12345']['city']


Cheers,

Ben






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