What does getattr() function do in Python?

Python getattr()

The getattr() method returns the value of the named attribute of an object. If not found, it returns the default value provided to the function.


The syntax of getattr() method is −

getattr(object, name[, default])

The getattr() method can take multiple parameters −

The getattr() method returns −

value of the named attribute of the given object

default, if no named attribute is found

AttributeError exception, if named attribute is not found and default is not defined


class Male:
    age = 21
    name = "Abel"
x = Male()
print('The age is:', getattr(x, "age"))
print('The age is:', x.age)


This gives the output

('The age is:', 21)
('The age is:', 21)