Programmatically querying SIMBAD for flags such as spectroscopic binarity using Astropy

I hope this is the right place to ask questions such as this.
I am attempting to query SIMBAD using Astropy to determine which stars in a set are flagged as spectroscopic binaries, eruptive variable stars, etc. I can see these flags in the web interface as strings separated by two dashes from the star name under “Basic data”, but I haven’t been able to find a way to return that string programmatically using Astropy. The usual Simbad.query_object(star_name) does not return this information. Thanks in advance; any pointers are much appreciated!

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You can set which fields are returned. To see what fields are available, use
Browse that list and hopefully the one you need is there!

Add it to the output with Simbad.add_votable_fields(‘field_i_need’)’).

More details here:

Hope this helps!

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Thanks so much! I think this solves the problem.