Python Dictionary items() Method (with Examples)

Python Dictionary items() Method: In this tutorial, we will learn about the items() method of a dictionary with its usage, syntax, parameters, return type, and examples. By IncludeHelp Last updated : June 12, 2023

Python Dictionary items() Method

The items() is an inbuilt method of dict class that is used to get all items of the dictionary as a view object, the view object represents the key-value pair of the dictionary. The method is called with this dictionary and returns the dictionary items as a view object.


The following is the syntax of items() method:



The following are the parameter(s):

  • None - It does not accept any parameter.

Return Value

The return type of this method is <class 'dict_items'>, it returns the items of the dictionary as view object.

Example 1: Use of Dictionary items() Method

# dictionary declaration
student = {
    "roll_no": 101, 
    "name": "Shivang", 
    "course": "B.Tech", 
    "perc": 98.5

# printing dictionary
print("data of student dictionary...")

# printing items
print("items of student dictionary...")

# printing return type of student.items() Method
print("return type is: ", type(student.items()))


data of student dictionary...
{'roll_no': 101, 'name': 'Shivang', 'course': 'B.Tech', 'perc': 98.5}
items of student dictionary...
dict_items([('roll_no', 101), ('name', 'Shivang'), ('course', 'B.Tech'), ('perc', 98.5)])
return type is:  <class 'dict_items'>

Example 2: Use of Dictionary items() Method

# dictionary declaration
data = {"a": 1, "c": 3, "b": 5, "d": 4}

# printing original dictionary
print("Original Dictionary...")

# printing items of the dictionary
print("Items of the dictionary...")


Original Dictionary...
{'a': 1, 'c': 3, 'b': 5, 'd': 4}
Items of the dictionary...
dict_items([('a', 1), ('c', 3), ('b', 5), ('d', 4)])

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