How to count the total number of links in Selenium with python?

Selenium Web DriverAutomation TestingSoftware Testing

We can count the total number of links in a page in Selenium with the help of find_elements method. While working on links, we will always find the tagname in the html code and its value should be anchor (a).

This characteristic is only applicable to links on that particular page and to no other types of UI elements like edit box, radio buttons and so on.

To retrieve all the elements with the tagname as anchor we will use find_elements_by_tag_name() method. This method returns a list of web elements with the type of tagname specified in the method argument. In case there are no matching elements, an empty list will be returned.

After the list of links is fetched, in order to count its total numbers, we need to get the size of that list. The size of the list can be obtained from the len() method of the list data structure.

Finally this length is printed on the console.

Syntax

driver.find_elements_by_tag_name("a")

Example

Code Implementation to count links.

from selenium import webdriver
driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path="C:\\chromedriver.exe")
# to maximize the browser window
driver.maximize_window()
#get method to launch the URL
driver.get("https://www.tutorialspoint.com/index.htm")
#to refresh the browser
driver.refresh()
#to get the list of links present on the web page
l = driver.find_elements_by_tag_name('a')
#print the count with the len method on console
print(len(l))
#to close the browser
driver.quit()
raja
Published on 29-Jul-2020 12:47:57
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