Python Selenium - Trying to find element by text on page

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<h2 class="productTitle" id="productTitle923" onclick="goToProduct(0)">Beats Headphones</h2>

How can I search an entire page full of products like that and only click on the on that says "Beats Headphones" as an example. I've tried driver.find_element_by_xpath and a few other things I found online but nothing worked. Any ideas?

By the way sorry if this is an stupid question. I am completely new to this, any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
Dec 31, 2018 in Selenium by Sebastian
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Hey @User! Which website are you using?

1 answer to this question.

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Hello @User, Here is an example for Amazon.

I am opening Amazon.

I am searching for Boat Headphones

I am selecting a particular headphone.

Here is the code I used.

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.Keys;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;
public class AmazonShoping {
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver","C:\\Users\\priyj_kumar\\Downloads\\chromedriver.exe");
        WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
        driver.get("https://www.amazon.in");
        driver.findElement(By.id("twotabsearchtextbox")).sendKeys("Boat Headphones",Keys.ENTER);
        //checking for a particular boat headphone say Boat BassHeads 900 Wired Headphone with Mic  
        driver.findElement(By.linkText("Boat BassHeads 900 Wired Headphone with Mic")).click();
    }
}

Let me know if this was what you were looking for.

Hope this will help!

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Thank!

answered Dec 31, 2018 by Priyaj
• 58,060 points
Not finding the element on the webpage

I apologize if this is my second time posting this question, but I don't think it posted the first time.

I have been trying this:

driver.find_element_by_link_text('Beats Headphones').click()

But get an error, which I will show below. From what I can understand it is not finding the element on the webpage even though I am copying and pasting the exact text from the webpage. I even tried 

driver.find_element_by_partial_link_text('Product Here')

with nothing being found. I'd link you the website but it requires a login. If theres a way to send that privately I would be more than happy to send it. Thank you again. Here is the error:

Traceback (most recent call last):

  File "bot.py", line 45, in <module>

    order()

  File "bot.py", line 24, in order

    driver.find_element_by_link_text('9.99').click()

  File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py", line 428, in find_element_by_link_text

    return self.find_element(by=By.LINK_TEXT, value=link_text)

  File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py", line 978, in find_element

    'value': value})['value']

  File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/webdriver.py", line 321, in execute

    self.error_handler.check_response(response)

  File "/Library/Python/2.7/site-packages/selenium/webdriver/remote/errorhandler.py", line 242, in check_response

    raise exception_class(message, screen, stacktrace)

selenium.common.exceptions.NoSuchElementException: Message: no such element: Unable to locate element: {"method":"link text","selector":"9.99"}

  (Session info: chrome=71.0.3578.98)

  (Driver info: chromedriver=2.45.615355 (d5698f682d8b2742017df6c81e0bd8e6a3063189),platform=Mac OS X 10.13.6 x86_64)
Hey @sebastian, can you tell me as which website are you working on?

I will take a look on your error and reply asap.

Hey @sebastian with what i understood about your question I can figured out this.

I searched boat headphones on google and clikced on a particular name(this name is known to me)

This is the code I used then

import java.awt.RenderingHints.Key;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.Keys;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;
public class GoogleProduct {
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver","C:\\Users\\priyj_kumar\\Downloads\\chromedriver.exe");
        WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();
        driver.get("https://www.google.com");
        driver.findElement(By.name("q")).sendKeys("Boat headphones",Keys.ENTER);
        driver.findElement(By.linkText("Boat Rockerz 400 On-Ear Bluetooth Headphones (Carbon Black)")).click();
    }
}

Please let me know is this what you were looking for.

@Priyaj

The website is called www.elitedealclub.com/

You will have to make a free account to get to the product page.

Hey @sebastian, not getting access to the website!

I think it could be because it is in multiple classes buried pretty deep but I'm not sure if that makes a difference.

So for example, if I wanted the 2019 Wall Calendar by Camoleaf I typed

driver.find_element_by_partial_link_text('2019 Wall Calendar by Camoleaf').click()

You can also see more here:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/53991055/selenium-not-finding-element-by-link-text

@sebastian, the website that you gave me, I will try solving your question on that itself.
Hey @Sebastian, may i ask you what's your objective? Is it just to use link text locator or do you have a particular problem statement related to this issue?

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