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Chandral Chandral - 11 months ago 42
HTML Question

Selenium: How do I get a text within a <td> tag and then click the Javascript link of it's sibling?

I have a list of forms that I need to edit one by one wherein I have to identify the form title first and then click the JavaScript link to open it's editing template.

In the sample code below, I need to identify the text

Another Custom Form (Mobile)
which is the form title and then click the
a href
link whose
value is
. It is the second sibling of form title. I am trying to perform this task in Python.

<tr class="trbg2">
<td width="10%" align="left" nowrap="nowrap">
<div align="center">
<input type="checkbox" name="selectedFormType" value="2192454$$rmymiK" checked="checked">
<td width="10%" align="left" nowrap="nowrap"><img src="" width="6" height="15">!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Ashish_test!!!!!!!!!!</td>
<td width="10%" align="left">Custom forms</td>
<td width="10%" align="center">ACFM</td>
<td width="24%">Another Custom Form (Mobile)</td>
<td width="20%">Custom</td>
<td align="center" width="15%">
<a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="editProjectFormType('2192454$$rmymiK');">
<img src="" width="16" height="20" border="0">
<td align="center" width="15%">
<a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="downloadFormTemplate('2192454$$rmymiK');">
<img src="" width="22" height="22" border="0" alt="Click here to Download Template" title="Click here to Download Template">

I have used the following incomplete code so far and not sure what do I do next

button = browser.find_elements_by_tag_name('td')
for txt in button:
if txt == "Another Custom Form (Mobile)":


You can perform click on link with following single xPath where you can provide text Another Custom Form (Mobile) to identify their following-sibling and get that link as as below :-

link = browser.find_element_by_xpath("//td[contains(text(),'Another Custom Form (Mobile)')]/following-sibling::td/a[contains(@onclick, 'editProjectFormType')]")


Implement WebDriverWait to get the element as below :-

link = WebDriverWait(browser, 10).until(EC.visibility_of_element_located((By.XPATH, "//td[contains(text(),'Another Custom Form (Mobile)')]/following-sibling::td/a[contains(@onclick, 'editProjectFormType')]")))

Note:- if target element is inside a frame. you need to switch to that frame first as browser.switch_to_frame("frame name or id") then go to find the target element as above.

Hope it will help you...:)