I’m trying to write a python script that clicks a certain link in a table on a webpage. The only option I have to select this particular link is it’s link text, but selenium keeps telling me that the command “find_element_by_link_text” doesn’t exist even though it’s found on not only the official selenium docs but also multiple online selenium examples. Here’s the code snippet:
hac.find_element_by_link_text("View this year's Report Cards").click()
I cross-checked my selenium installation with one from the website and they seem to be the same. Was this feature deprecated or am I just missing something? I’m using selenium v.2.45.0 and python v.2.7.
You need to call the
find_element_by_link_text() method using
Here is a sample script that opens the Python home page, locates the link to the About page using its link text, and then clicks that link:
from selenium import webdriver driver = webdriver.Firefox() driver.get("http://www.python.org") driver.implicitly_wait(10) elem = driver.find_element_by_link_text("About") driver.implicitly_wait(10) elem.click()
This page of the Selenium docs gives an overview of all of the
find_element methods available, and shows how to call those methods.
Answered By – duhaime