How to get the text from all the cells of an HTML table

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I am currently using Selenium 2.0, I don't know how to traverse through an HTML table on a webpage. But in Selenium2.0 Javadoc, there are two classes "TableFinder" and "TableCellFinder", but I couldn't find any examples.

I want to do something like this:

RowCount=Gets the number of rows in the html table

for each row of the table
{
   column_count=Get column count
   for each column
   {
      cell_value=get_text_from(row,col);
       Actions on cell_value
   }
}

How can I get the text from each of the cells in the table?

May 10, 2019 in Selenium by Vaishnavi
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1 answer to this question.

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This worked for me. Check this out

import java.util.List;

import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver;

public class WebTableExample 
{
    public static void main(String[] args) 
    {
        WebDriver driver = new InternetExplorerDriver();
        driver.get("http://localhost/test/test.html");      

        WebElement table_element = driver.findElement(By.id("testTable"));
        List<WebElement> tr_collection=table_element.findElements(By.xpath("id('testTable')/tbody/tr"));

        System.out.println("NUMBER OF ROWS IN THIS TABLE = "+tr_collection.size());
        int row_num,col_num;
        row_num=1;
        for(WebElement trElement : tr_collection)
        {
            List<WebElement> td_collection=trElement.findElements(By.xpath("td"));
            System.out.println("NUMBER OF COLUMNS="+td_collection.size());
            col_num=1;
            for(WebElement tdElement : td_collection)
            {
                System.out.println("row # "+row_num+", col # "+col_num+ "text="+tdElement.getText());
                col_num++;
            }
            row_num++;
        } 
    }
}
Also here's an example,based on the answer using the CSS selectors.
    public ReadOnlyCollection<IWebElement> GetTableRows()
    {
        this.iwebElement = GetElement();
        return this.iwebElement.FindElements(By.CssSelector("tbody tr"));
    }
answered May 10, 2019 by Surya
• 970 points

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