How to create Python dictionary from JSON input?

You can parse JSON files using the json module in Python. This module parses the json and puts it in a dict. You can then get the values from this like a normal dict. For example, if you have a json with the following content

   "id": "file",
   "value": "File",
   "popup": {
      "menuitem": [
         {"value": "New", "onclick": "CreateNewDoc()"},
         {"value": "Open", "onclick": "OpenDoc()"},
         {"value": "Close", "onclick": "CloseDoc()"}

You can load it in your python program and loop over its keys in the following way:

import json
f = open('data.json')
data = json.load(f)

# Now you can use data as a normal dict:

for (k, v) in data.items():
print("Key: " + k)
print("Value: " + str(v))

This will give the output:

Key: id
Value: file
Key: value
Value: File
Key: popup
Value: {'menuitem': [{'value': 'New', 'onclick': 'CreateNewDoc()'}, {'value': 'Open', 'onclick': 'OpenDoc()'}, {'value': 'Close', 'onclick': 'CloseDoc()'}]}