How to find Elements by Name using Selenium?

Find Elements by Name

To find HTML Elements by name attribute using Selenium in Python, call find_elements() method and pass By.NAME as the first argument, and the name attribute’s value (of the HTML Element we need to find) as the second argument.

find_elements(By.NAME, "name_value")

find_elements() method returns all the HTML Elements, that match the given name, as a list.

If there is no elements by given name, find_elements() function returns an empty list.

Example

Consider the HTML document at the URL https://pythonexamples.org/tmp/selenium/index-54.html, with the following HTML content.

HTML Webpage

<html>
 <body>
  <div name="xyz">Div 1</div>
  <div name="abc">Div 2</div>
  <div name="xyz">Div 3</div>
 </body>
</html>

In the following program, we will find all the HTML elements whose name attribute has a value of 'xyz', using find_elements() method, and print those elements to the console.

Python Program (Selenium)

from selenium import webdriver
from webdriver_manager.chrome import ChromeDriverManager
from selenium.webdriver.chrome.service import Service as ChromeService
from selenium.webdriver.common.by import By

# Setup chrome driver
driver = webdriver.Chrome(service=ChromeService(ChromeDriverManager().install()))

# Navigate to the url
driver.get('https://pythonexamples.org/tmp/selenium/index-54.html')

# Find elements by name attribute
my_elements = driver.find_elements(By.NAME, 'xyz')
for element in my_elements:
    print(element.get_attribute("outerHTML"))

# Close the driver
driver.quit()

Output

<div name="xyz">Div 1</div>
<div name="xyz">Div 3</div>

Summary

In this Python Selenium tutorial, we learned how to find all the elements by given name attribute, in webpage, using Selenium.

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