find_element_by_partial_link_text() driver method – Selenium Python

Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. Selenium Python bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. After you have installed selenium and checked out – Navigating links using get method, you might want to play more with Selenium Python. After one has opened a page using selenium such as geeksforgeeks, one might want to click some buttons automatically or fill a form automatically or any such automated task.
This article revoles around how to grab or locate elements in a webpage using locating strategies of Seleium Web Driver. More specifically, find_element_by_partial_link_text() is discussed in this article. With this strategy, the first element with the link text value matching the location will be returned. If no element has a matching link text attribute, a NoSuchElementException will be raised.

Syntax –

driver.find_element_by_partial_link_text("Text of Link")

Example –
For instance, consider this page source:

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<html>
 <body>
  <p>Are you sure you want to do this?</p>
  <a href="continue.html">Continue</a>
  <a href="cancel.html">Cancel</a>
</body>
<html>

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Now after you have created a driver, you can grab an element using –

login_form = driver.find_element_by_partial_link_text('Conti')

How to use driver.find_element_by_partial_link_text() method in Selenium?

Let’s try to practically implement this method and get a element instance for “https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/”. Let’s try to grab First navbar link using its partial link text “Tuto”.
Create a file called run.py to demonstrate find_element_by_partial_link_text method –



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# Python program to demonstrate
# selenium
  
# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
  
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
  
# enter keyword to search
keyword = "geeksforgeeks"
  
# get geeksforgeeks.org
  
# get element 
element = driver.find_element_by_partial_link_text("Tuto")
  
# print complete element
print(element)

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Now run using –

Python run.py

First, it will open firefox window with geeksforgeeks, and then select the element and print it on terminal as show below.
Browser Output –
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Terminal Output –
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More locators for locating single elements

Locators Description
find_element_by_id The first element with the id attribute value matching the location will be returned.
find_element_by_name The first element with the name attribute value matching the location will be returned.
find_element_by_xpath The first element with the xpath syntax matching the location will be returned.
find_element_by_link_text The first element with the link text value matching the location will be returned.
find_element_by_partial_link_text The first element with the partial link text value matching the location will be returned.
find_element_by_tag_name The first element with the given tag name will be returned.
find_element_by_class_name the first element with the matching class attribute name will be returned.
find_element_by_css_selector The first element with the matching CSS selector will be returned.

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