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Use the value attribute in the enum if you want to get value in Python. This allows you to work with the underlying values of the enumerated constants defined in the Enum class.

Python enum get value example

A simple example code has defined the enum and prints the value.

from enum import Enum

class D(Enum):
    x = 100
    y = 200



Python enum get value

You could add a __str__ method to your enum, if all you wanted was to provide a custom string representation. It will also allow you to print it in that way also in lists.

from enum import Enum

class D(Enum):
    def __str__(self):
        return str(self.value)

    x = 1
    y = 2


Output: 1

More examples

from enum import Enum

class Color(Enum):
    RED = 1
    GREEN = 2
    BLUE = 3

print(Color.RED.value)   # Output: 1
print(Color.GREEN.value) # Output: 2
print(Color.BLUE.value)  # Output: 3

Do comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this Python enum topic.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)

Windows 10

Python 3.10.1

All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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