Change the name of a key in dictionary Change the name of a key in dictionary python python

Change the name of a key in dictionary


Easily done in 2 steps:

dictionary[new_key] = dictionary[old_key]del dictionary[old_key]

Or in 1 step:

dictionary[new_key] = dictionary.pop(old_key)

which will raise KeyError if dictionary[old_key] is undefined. Note that this will delete dictionary[old_key].

>>> dictionary = { 1: 'one', 2:'two', 3:'three' }>>> dictionary['ONE'] = dictionary.pop(1)>>> dictionary{2: 'two', 3: 'three', 'ONE': 'one'}>>> dictionary['ONE'] = dictionary.pop(1)Traceback (most recent call last):  File "<input>", line 1, in <module>KeyError: 1


if you want to change all the keys:

d = {'x':1, 'y':2, 'z':3}d1 = {'x':'a', 'y':'b', 'z':'c'}In [10]: dict((d1[key], value) for (key, value) in d.items())Out[10]: {'a': 1, 'b': 2, 'c': 3}

if you want to change single key: You can go with any of the above suggestion.


pop'n'fresh

>>>a = {1:2, 3:4}>>>a[5] = a.pop(1)>>>a{3: 4, 5: 2}>>> 


matomo