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Exclude Paths

Exclude part of your object tree from comparison. use exclude_paths and pass a set or list of paths to exclude, if only one item is being passed, then just put it there as a string. No need to pass it as a list then.

>>> t1 = {"for life": "vegan", "ingredients": ["no meat", "no eggs", "no dairy"]}
>>> t2 = {"for life": "vegan", "ingredients": ["veggies", "tofu", "soy sauce"]}
>>> print (DeepDiff(t1, t2, exclude_paths="root['ingredients']"))  # one item pass it as a string
>>> print (DeepDiff(t1, t2, exclude_paths=["root['ingredients']", "root['ingredients2']"]))  # multiple items pass as a list or a set.

Exclude Regex Paths

You can also exclude using regular expressions by using exclude_regex_paths and pass a set or list of path regexes to exclude. The items in the list could be raw regex strings or compiled regex objects.
>>> import re
>>> t1 = [{'a': 1, 'b': 2}, {'c': 4, 'b': 5}]
>>> t2 = [{'a': 1, 'b': 3}, {'c': 4, 'b': 5}]
>>> print(DeepDiff(t1, t2, exclude_regex_paths=r"root\[\d+\]\['b'\]"))
>>> exclude_path = re.compile(r"root\[\d+\]\['b'\]")
>>> print(DeepDiff(t1, t2, exclude_regex_paths=[exclude_path]))
example 2:
>>> t1 = {'a': [1, 2, [3, {'foo1': 'bar'}]]}
>>> t2 = {'a': [1, 2, [3, {'foo2': 'bar'}]]}
>>> DeepDiff(t1, t2, exclude_regex_paths="\['foo.'\]")  # since it is one item in exclude_regex_paths, you don't have to put it in a list or a set.

Tip: DeepDiff is using on the path. So if you want to force it to match from the beginning of the path, add ^ to the beginning of regex.

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