Find xpath nearest element


I need to define an xpath before an element on the page. I have a string(FIO) that I can find using xpath and I need to bind to it. I don’t understand how to do it.

My xpath witch i can find on page:

/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/section/div/div[1]/div/ul/li[2]//div[1]/span[contains(., '"+FIO+"')]

look at screenshot, i need find string 1, it have xpath:



string with my param(FIO) 2, have xpath:


and i shortened it and inserted a variable:

/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/section/div/div[1]/div/ul/li[2]//div[1]/span[contains(., '"+FIO+"')]

how i can get xpath to element 2 with binding at element 1 ? maybe following sibling ?

sorry, i can’t copy the code correctly, only like this:

<div class="structure2__item1">
    <div class="structure2__item2" style="">
         <a class="structure2__position" href=https://**>
               "String 2"
            <div class="structure2__name" style="">


//div[child::span[contains(text(), "String_FIO")]]/preceding-sibling::a

This would help fetch the a tag from the span.

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Answered By – Gowthaman Ravindran

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