[python] Selecting fields from JSON output

Using Python, how can i extract the field id to a variable? Basicaly, i to transform this:

    "accountWide": true,
    "criteria": [
            "description": "some description",
            "id": 7553,
            "max": 1,
            "orderIndex": 0

to something like

print "Description is: " + description
print "ID is: " + id
print "Max value is : " + max

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The answer is

Assume you stored that dictionary in a variable called values. To get id in to a variable, do:

idValue = values['criteria'][0]['id']

If that json is in a file, do the following to load it:

import json
jsonFile = open('your_filename.json', 'r')
values = json.load(jsonFile)

If that json is from a URL, do the following to load it:

import urllib, json
f = urllib.urlopen("http://domain/path/jsonPage")
values = json.load(f)

To print ALL of the criteria, you could:

for criteria in values['criteria']:
    for key, value in criteria.iteritems():
        print key, 'is:', value
    print ''

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