mariz mariz - 1 year ago 46
Python Question

How to find the number of elements in element tree in python?

I am new to element tree,here i am trying to find the number of elements in the element tree.

from lxml import etree
root = etree.parse(open("file.xml",'r'))


is there any way to find the total count of the elements in root?

Answer Source

Find all the target elements (there are some ways to do this), and then use built-in function len() to get the count. For example, if you mean to count only direct child elements of root :

from lxml import etree 
doc = etree.parse("file.xml")
root = doc.getroot()

result = len(root.getchildren())

or, if you mean to count all elements within root element :

result = len(root.xpath(".//*"))