How do I avoid KeyError when working with dictionaries?

You generally use .get with a default

get(key[, default])

Return the value for key if key is in the dictionary, else default. If default is not given, it defaults to None, so that this method never raises a KeyError.

So when you use get the loop would look like this:

for item in newS:
    functionField = functionTable.get(item, "00")
    registerField = registerTable.get(item, "00")
    print(functionField + registerField)

which prints:


If you want to do the explicit check if the key is in the dictionary you have to check if the key is in the dictionary (without indexing!).

For example:

if item in functionTable:   # checks if "item" is a *key* in the dict "functionTable"
    functionField = functionTable[item]  # store the *value* for the *key* "item"
    functionField = "00"

But the get method makes the code shorter and faster, so I wouldn’t actually use the latter approach. It was just to point out why your code failed.

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