Sorting through API data, says list indices must be integers or slices, not strings


Trying to sort through api data. But getting an error

"TypeError: list indices must be integers or slices, not str"

When trying to print certain values of certain keys from a dict. It says the container is a dict, but is asking for list indices to be integers or slices, which doesnt make sense to me as its a dict.

My code:

import requests
import json

url = ""

querystring = {"league":"39","season":"2022"}

headers = {
    "X-RapidAPI-Key": "1b6ce2494dmshf74f9c461b4cdbbp1d3b11jsndd6ab0d8575c",
    "X-RapidAPI-Host": ""

response = requests.request("GET", url, headers=headers, params=querystring)
response = response.json()

print(response["response"]["team"]["id"] + response["response"]["team"]["name"])


<class 'dict'>

{'get': 'teams', 'parameters': {'league': '39', 'season': '2022'}, 'errors': [], 'results': 20, 'paging': {'current': 1, 'total': 1}, 'response': [{'team': {'id': 33, 'name': 'Manchester United', 'code': 'MUN', 'country': 'England', 'founded': 1878, 'national': False, 'logo': '}.....................

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 27, in <module>
    print(response["response"]["team"]["id"] + response["response"]["team"]["name"])
TypeError: list indices must be integers or slices, not str
Asked By: formlessform



The response object is a dict, but response["response"] is a list.

...'response': [{'team': {'id': 33,...

Note the [. Try response["response"][0]["team"]["id"], or a for loop if you are interested in handling all dicts in the list, in case there can be multiple.

Answered By: koobo
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