Python dictionary to list

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Fabian1
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Python dictionary to list

Hi everyone,

 

this is more basic python, but I stuck with this problem:

 

When I get the data of an ssid, the response is always a dictionary ('name' : 'something, ' number' : 22...) from Meraki which is fine.

But if I want to update the ssid, it has to be done in a form of name = 'something, number = '22'...

How do you convert this? 

I don't want to hard code the config, I just want to change one of the values.

 

Thanks and best

Fabian

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Steinbep
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@PhilipDAthIs correct and this is probably the easiest way to do it.

 

A simple for loop through networks and ssids will get you through the data you need to change. Something like the below.

 

nets = meraki.organizations.getOrganizationNetworks(organizationId)

for net in nets:

    ssids = meraki.wireless.getNetworkWirelessSsids(net['id'])

    for ssid in ssids:

        if ssid['name'] == "something":

            ssid.update({'psk' : 'newpassword'}) # use the update() function when working with dictionaries. #

            ssidChange = meraki.wireless.updateNetworkWirelessSsid(net['id'], **ssid) # the double * (**) will unpack the dictionary and allow you to post the full dictionary as the new variables. Be careful with this as you may get a return value that won't post.  

 

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PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

Iterate through the dictionary and test each row for the value you are looking for (such as SSID) and then change that one row.

Steinbep
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@PhilipDAthIs correct and this is probably the easiest way to do it.

 

A simple for loop through networks and ssids will get you through the data you need to change. Something like the below.

 

nets = meraki.organizations.getOrganizationNetworks(organizationId)

for net in nets:

    ssids = meraki.wireless.getNetworkWirelessSsids(net['id'])

    for ssid in ssids:

        if ssid['name'] == "something":

            ssid.update({'psk' : 'newpassword'}) # use the update() function when working with dictionaries. #

            ssidChange = meraki.wireless.updateNetworkWirelessSsid(net['id'], **ssid) # the double * (**) will unpack the dictionary and allow you to post the full dictionary as the new variables. Be careful with this as you may get a return value that won't post.  

 

The **ssid and ssid.update did the trick, this is awsome, thank you guys 🙂

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