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# Python Dictionary | items method

schedule Mar 5, 2023
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Python's `dict.items()` method returns a view object displaying the key/value pairs of a dictionary as a list of tuples.

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View objects provide a dynamic view on the dictionary’s entries, which means that when the dictionary changes, the view objects reflect these changes.

No parameters.

# Return value

A view object displaying the key/value pairs of the dictionary as a list of tuples.

# Examples

## Basic usage

To return a view object displaying the key/value pairs of `scores` dictionary:

``` scores = {'Andrew': 77, 'Matt': 80, 'Bob': 90}scores.items() dict_items([('Andrew', 77), ('Matt', 80), ('Bob', 90)]) ```

## Dynamic behavior

To check whether the returned view object reflects the newly added key `'Ben'`:

``` scores = {'Andrew':77, 'Matt': 80, 'Bob': 90}print("Original Items: ", scores.items())scores.update({'Ben': 99})print("Updated Items: ", scores.items()) Original Items: dict_items([('Andrew', 77), ('Matt', 80), ('Bob', 90)])Updated Items: dict_items([('Andrew', 77), ('Matt', 80), ('Bob', 90), ('Ben', 99)]) ```

We can see the returned view object now includes the newly added key/value pair of `'Ben': 99`.

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