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XPATH Usage in Selenium

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XPATH Usage

There are times that you will need to find elements that are the same except for the difference in one or two attributes. To handle this, we can add the attributes to the query so that we can try to make the element more unique for use in the test. The format can be used for any attribute on any element.
It will always follow the xpath=//element [@attribute=’attribute value’].
For example, if you have two div elements on the page but they only differ by the class attribute, your XPath query would look like
xpath=//div[@class=’classname’]

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Xpath usage:-

1)  Two object has same attributes

Xpath usage
2)  The object attribute changing dynamically–facebook
3) Element has no attributes.

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input
Syntax:-
//–parent element /child element
//element[@attribute=’attribute name’]
Example 1:-
example
//button[@id=’123′]

Example 2:-

SyntaxFace book code:-

Face book code

u129747_3
u131602_3

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Rightstart:-

Rightstart

href=”https://www.rightstart.com/search/result/?link_location=default.leftnav& 
ocat=707″ class=”current”>Travel Gear

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Using attribute:-

//a[@href=’https://www.rightstart.com/search/result/?link_location=default.leftnav&ocat=707′]

Using Prent element:-

//dd[@class=’last odd’]/ol/li[3]/a

Example for Link:-

Link HTML
//a[@class=’current’] –its not working
//a[@href=’https://www.rightstart.com/search/result/?link_location=default.leftnav 
&ocat=707′]

Xpath using position:-

//element[@att=’attname’]/element1/element2 //dd[@class=’last odd’]/ol/li[10]/a

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Dynamic element:-

Dynamic element
//element[@att=’attname’]
//input[@type=’submit’ and @value=’Log In’]


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Madhuri Yerukala
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Madhuri is a Senior Content Creator at MindMajix. She has written about a range of different topics on various technologies, which include, Splunk, Tensorflow, Selenium, and CEH. She most of her time researching on technology, and startups. Connect with her via LinkedIn and Twitter .


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