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find_elements_by_name() driver method – Selenium Python

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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 revolves around how to grab or locate elements in a webpage using locating strategies of Selenium Web Driver. More specifically, find_elements_by_name() is discussed in this article. This method returns a list with type of elements specified.
To grab a single first element, checkout – find_element_by_name() driver method – Selenium Python

Syntax –


Example –
For instance, consider this page source:

  <form id="loginForm">
   <input name="1" type="text" />
   <input name="1" type="password" />
   <input name="1" type="submit" value="Login" />

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

login_form = driver.find_elements_by_name('1')

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

Let’s try to practically implement this method and get a element instance for “”. Let’s try to grab search form input using its name “articleTitle”.
Create a file called to demonstrate find_elements_by_name method –

# Python program to demonstrate
# selenium
# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
# enter keyword to search
keyword = "geeksforgeeks"
# get
# get elements
elements = driver.find_elements_by_name("articleTitle")
# print complete elements list

Now run using –


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

Last Updated : 14 Apr, 2020
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