How to Convert an Array in a JSON String to a List in Python

To convert an array in a JSON string into a list in Python, use the loads() method from the json package and access the array by its key name.


import json

items = '{"fruits": ["pear", "apple", "peach"]}'

json_obj = json.loads(items)

converted_items = json_obj["fruits"]

['pear', 'apple', 'peach']


You will need to import the json package if you have not already done so elsewhere in your program. If something other than a string is supplied to json.loads() a TypeError will be thrown.

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