Python Selenium How to locate elements in span class not unique ID

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Hello there people,

Im starting my way in automation and until now all i see is huge challenge :)

Im trying to automate web UI in my workplace using selenium with Python with chrome browser and many of the elements are not unique and I just cant locate their element, not even when copying xpath or css.

few examples:

1. Im trying to verify if "Top Alerts" text exists in the page but when inspecting the element i get this:

```<span class="MuiTypography-root jss819 jss815 block-title MuiTypography-body1">Top Alerts</span>```

and i cant pull anything from the span class. even tried to pull it as css selector with dots between the sentences and in the beginning.

2. Another example is that i have in some app some links in rows but checking the element wont give me something that i can work with, and even when going up in hierarchy will give me some attribute that im not sure how to work with:

i will be more than happy to get help from this forum for a solution.

Thank you very much

Jan 1, 2020 in Selenium by BlackJack
• 130 points
Could you share your code snippets that you used to achieve these?

1 answer to this question.

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I use the following code to check if a text exists in the page:

if (check_exists_by_link_text(driver, "Top Alerts")):
    #do something

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answered Jan 2, 2020 by Karan

Thanks for the comment Karan.

I found a few solutions for the first issue:

1. topAlerts = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//*[contains(text(), 'Top Alerts')]") 

2.  topAlerts = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//*[contains(text(), 'Top Alerts')]").is_displayed()

if topAlerts == True:
    assert True
    assert False

for the second issue, i didn't find solution yet

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