[Tutor] Putting a variable into a statement

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Fri Oct 16 12:44:18 CEST 2009

bob gailer wrote:
> GoodPotatoes wrote:
>> <snip>:
>> for x in myuser.properties:    # "myuser.properties" returns a tuple 
>> of properties associated with the myuser AD object
>>     print myuser.x
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "<pyshell#148>", line 2, in <module>
>>     print myuser.x
>>   File "build\bdist.win32\egg\active_directory.py", line 421, in 
>> __getattr__
>>     raise AttributeError
>> AttributeError
> print getattr(myuser ,x)
>> example:
>> >>> myuser.properties[0] #first value in user tuple
>> u'cn'
>> >>> myuser.cn
>> u'Joe Sixpack'
>> How can I iterate through all of the values of the properties tuple 
>> and get each value?

I haven 't downloaded your module active_directory, ( 
http://timgolden.me.uk/python/active_directory.html )

so I'll just post something that works for me (python 2.6.2), and you 
can check if it works for you as well.

class  MyClass(object):

obj = MyClass()
obj.xyzzy = 44
obj.label = "text"

#This displays attributes and values for a lot more than what you want 
here.  But it can be useful.
for att in dir(obj):
    print att, "---", getattr(obj, att)
print "-----------"

#This is probably what you're asking about.   Use __dict__ to get the 
attribute names, and then getattr() to get their values.
for att in obj.__dict__:
    print att, "---", getattr(obj, att)

#or even
for att, value in obj.__dict__.items():
    print att, "---", value


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