Response' object is not subscriptable Python http post request


I am trying to post a HTTP request. I have managed to get the code to work but I am struggling returning some of the result.

The result looks like this

  "requestId" : "8317cgs1e1-36hd42-43h6be-br34r2-c70a6ege3fs5sbh",
  "numberOfRequests" : 1893

I am trying to get the requestId but I keep getting the error Response’ object is not subscriptable

import json
import requests

workingFile = 'D:\test.json'

with open(workingFile, 'r') as fh:
    data = json.load(fh)

url = 'http://jsontest'
username = 'user'
password = 'password123'

requestpost =, json=data, auth=(username, password))

Asked By: tosh



You should convert your response to a dict:

requestpost =, json=data, auth=(username, password))
res = requestpost.json()
Answered By: Pierre Michard

The response object contains much more information than just the payload. To get the JSON data returned by the POST request, you’ll have to access response.json() as described in the example:

requestpost =, json=data, auth=(username, password))
response_data = requestpost.json()
Answered By: Finwood

the response is not readable so you need to convert that into a readable format,
I was using python http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPConnection('localhost', 5000)

payload = json.dumps({'username': "username", 'password': "password"})
headers = {'Content-Type': 'application/json'}
conn.request('POST', '/api/user/register', payload, headers)
response = conn.getresponse()
print("JSON - ",

and for request, you can see the answers above

sometimes you have to use json.loads() function to convert the appropriate format.

Answered By: MD SHAYON
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