Selenium get the parent of an element


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how to get the parent of an element
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Selenium get the parent of an element

You might run a in a situation when you selected an element and you need to get it’s parent . We can do this using xpath . So if you already did a request to get the element , this is how to get parent of an element.

If you already selected an element and want to get its parent, you can call find(:xpath, '..') on it.
To get the parents parent, call find(:xpath, '../..').

How to:

Find a link which contains a gitlab icon and check that it links to the correct page:

<a href="http://gitlab.com/">
<li class="icon gitlab"></li>
</a>
link = page.find("a .icon.gitlab").find(:xpath, '..')
link[:href].should == "http://gitlab.com/

Have a look at this tutorial that will give you a good overview for xpath expressions.

Selenium get parent of element in JavaScript:

WebElement myElement = driver.findElement(By.id("mySpan")); WebElement parent = (WebElement) ((JavascriptExecutor) driver).executeScript( "return arguments[0].parentNode;", myElement);

Selenium get parent of element in Java:

WebElement myElement = driver.findElement(By.id("mySpan")); WebElement parent = myElement.findElement(By.xpath(".."));

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