Get and Find commands in Cypress

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Cypress has the get() and find() methods to find elements based on locators on the page. The objective achieved by these two methods are almost identical. The get() method fetches one or a list of web elements with the help of the css locators specified as a parameter to that method.

Syntax

cy.get(selector, args)

The second parameter of the get() method is optional. There can be of three types of parameter as listed below −

  • log − The default value of log parameter is true. This determines if there will be logging of the command on the console.

cy.get('.product', { log: false });
  • withinSubject − The default value of withinSubject parameter is null. This determines from where the element should be searched on the page. If omitted, it starts from the element root.

cy.get('.p',{ withinSubject : document.getElementById('#id')};
  • timeout − The default value of timeout parameter is defaultCommandTimeout (4000 milliseconds) . This determines the waiting time to fetch the element before throwing an error.

cy.get('.p',{ timeout: 5000 });

We can get a list of elements from the get() method. Out of the list or array of elements, we have to choose one of them with the help of eq() method. The eq() method fetches the a DOM element at a particular index starting from index 0.

cy.get('.p') .eq(2).should('contain', 'Tutorialspoint');

The find() method fetches one or multiple elements matching with the selector passed as an argument. The difference between get() and find() methods is that the find() method needs to be chained with other methods like get(). It cannot be used independently with the cy object.

Syntax

.find(selector, args)

The second parameter of the find() method is optional. There can be of two types of parameter as listed below −

  • log − The default value of log parameter is true. This determines if there will be logging of the command on the console.

cy.get('#parent').find('img', { log: false });
  • timeout − The default value of timeout parameter is defaultCommandTimeout (4000 milliseconds). This determines the waiting time to fetch the element before throwing an error.

cy.get('#parent').find('img', timeout: 5000 });

A find() command helps to locate elements which are nested within another element or mostly if they have parent child relationship. The find() method helps to locate elements in a faster and efficient way.

Example

Code Implementation with get and find methods.

// test suite
describe('Tutorialspoint Test', function () {
   // test case
   it('Test Case1', function (){
      // test step to launch a URL
      cy.visit("https://www.tutorialspoint.com/index.htm");
      // enter test in the edit box
      // assertion to validate the number of child elements
      cy.get('#gs_50d > tbody > tr > td'). should('have.length',2);
      // locate element with get and find method
      cy.get('#gs_50d > tbody > tr > td'). find('input')
      //enter test in the edit box
      .type('Cypress');
   });
});
raja
Published on 05-Aug-2020 15:26:02
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