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Python Dictionary values()

In this tutorial, we will learn about the Python Dictionary values() method with the help of examples.

The values() method returns a view object that displays a list of all the values in the dictionary.

Example

marks = {'Physics':67, 'Maths':87}

print(marks.values())
# Output: dict_values([67, 87])

Syntax of Dictionary values()

The syntax of values() is:

dictionary.values()

values() Parameters

values() method doesn't take any parameters.


Return value from values()

values() method returns a view object that displays a list of all values in a given dictionary.


Example 1: Get all values from the dictionary

# random sales dictionary
sales = { 'apple': 2, 'orange': 3, 'grapes': 4 }

print(sales.values())

Output

dict_values([2, 4, 3])

Example 2: How values() works when a dictionary is modified?

# random sales dictionary
sales = { 'apple': 2, 'orange': 3, 'grapes': 4 }

values = sales.values()
print('Original items:', values) # delete an item from dictionary
del[sales['apple']]
print('Updated items:', values)

Output

Original items: dict_values([2, 4, 3])
Updated items: dict_values([4, 3])

The view object values doesn't itself return a list of sales item values but it returns a view of all values of the dictionary.

If the list is updated at any time, the changes are reflected on the view object itself, as shown in the above program.

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