Jared Mark Shillingburg Jared Mark Shillingburg - 2 months ago 11
Node.js Question

get an array of elements from findElement(By.className())

I am writing a script in node.js for selenium that will go to a page and grab the innerhtml of a certain css class and store them in an array.

var element = driver.findElement(By.className("hll"));
element.getInnerHtml().then(html){
//returns 1 of the elements html where I want multiples
}

Answer

To retrieve the html of multiple elements, you can use driver.findElements() to find all matches elements. This will provider a Promise that resolves with the elements in an Array.

var pendingElements = driver.findElements(By.className('h11'))

pendingElements.then(function (elements) {
    // ...
});

You'll need to iterate over the collection and request each element's HTML. You can use the Array's .map() to create a collection of promises from getInnerHtml():

var pendingHtml = elements.map(function (elem) {
    return elem.getInnerHtml();
});

To wait for them to be resolved, you can pass the collection to promise.all().

promise.all(pendingHtml).then(function (allHtml) {
    // ...
});

Note, you'll need a reference to Selenium's promise for that.

var promise = require('selenium-webdriver').promise;

Combined:

// ...

var promise = require('selenium-webdriver').promise;

var pendingElements = driver.findElements(By.className('h11'))

pendingElements.then(function (elements) {
    var pendingHtml = elements.map(function (elem) {
        return elem.getInnerHtml();
    });

    promise.all(pendingHtml).then(function (allHtml) {
        // `allHtml` will be an `Array` of strings
    });
});
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