Using XPath preceding-sibling correctly

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Below is the code I wrote using Selenium IDE. Problem is with the clicking on a button using preceding-sibling

<td>

<div class="btn-group">

<button class="btn btn btn-danger block" title="Warning, Delete" name="delete" type="button">

<button class="btn btn btn-default block" title="View History" name="history" type="button">

<button class="btn btn btn-default block" title="View Settings" name="settings" type="button">

<button class="btn btn btn-default block" name="device" type="button">

<span class="glyphicon glyphicon-pencil"/>

 Arcade Reader

</button>

</div>

</td>

My path

xpath=//button[contains(.,'Arcade Reader')]/../preceding-sibling::button[@name='settings']

Apr 18, 2018 in Selenium by Martin
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1 answer to this question.

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Since all buttons are on the same level you don't need to go level up and use

Use below code:

//button[contains(.,'Arcade Reader')]/preceding-sibling::button[@name='settings']

answered Apr 18, 2018 by Vardy
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