Get text using selenium web driver in python

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I'm trying to get text using selenium web driver, I don't want to use XPath because the Id changes every time I launch the web page.

Below is my code:

text=driver.find_element_by_class_name("stage").getText("text")

HTML code:

span class="current-text" id="yui_3_7_0_4_1389185744113_384">text</span
Jun 21, 2018 in Selenium by Christine
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but how to get text from driver.get_elements_by_class_name ?

Hey @Zash121,

The code in the above question seems wrong IMO. Don't follow that. The correct syntax is:

text = driver.find_element_by_class_name("---abc---").getText();

Here, the classname of the element you're talking about should come in place of: ---abc---. And whatever the visible text is in that element that will be fetched by getText() function and it will be stored in variable text. Just go ahead and use a print statement to display whatever is stored in that variable.

Hey @Zash121, 

For python you have to postfix

text=driver.find_element_by_class_name("stage")

with .text 

and for JAVA with .getText()

Yup. I think that sounds right. I'm not a punter in Python myself, but going by the syntax and logic, it could work. Do let us know otherwise.
Hey @zash121, you can use the following:

driver.findElement(By.xpath("//*[contains(text(),'Your text')]"));

2 answers to this question.

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You can use the below code:

element = driver.find_element_by_class_name("class_name").text
answered Jun 21, 2018 by Meci Matt
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text = driver.find_element_by_class_name("current-text").getText();
answered Feb 4, 2019 by anonymous

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