Billy Chandler

Billy Chandler


How To Handle Web Table in Selenium WebDriver?

Web tables or data tables are often used in scenarios where you need to display the information in a tabular format. The data being displayed can either be static or dynamic. You’d often see such examples in e-commerce portals, where product specifications are displayed in a web table. With its wide use, you’d often come across scenarios where you’ll need to handle them in your Selenium test automation scripts.

In this Selenium WebDriver tutorial, I’ll take a look at how to handle a web table in Selenium along with a few useful operations that can be performed on web tables. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll gain a thorough understanding of web tables in Selenium test automation along with methodologies used to access content in the web table.

What Is a Web Table in Selenium?

Web table in Selenium is a WebElement just like any other popular WebElements like text boxes, radio buttons, checkboxes, drop-down menus, etc. Web table and its contents can be accessed by using the WebElement functions along with locators to identify the element (row/column) on which the operation needs to be performed.

A table consists of rows and columns. The table created for a web page is called a web table. Below are some of the important tags associated with a web table:

  • < table > – Defines an HTML table
  • < th > – Contains header information in a table
  • < tr > – Defines a row in a table
  • < td > – Defines a column in a table

Types of Web Tables in Selenium

There are two broad categories of tables namely:

Static Web Table

As the name indicates, the information in the table is static.

Dynamic Web Table

The information displayed in the table is dynamic. E.g. Detailed Product information on e-commerce websites, sales reports, etc.

For the demonstration to handle the table in Selenium, we make use of a table that is available in the w3school HTML table page. Though there are fewer cross-browser testing issues when using tables, some of the old browser versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, and other web browsers don’t support HTML Table APIs.

Now that we’ve covered the basics, next in this Selenium WebDriver tutorial, I’ll take a look at some of the frequently used operations to handle tables in Selenium that would help in your Selenium test automation efforts.

Handling Web Tables in Selenium

I’ll use the local Selenium WebDriver for performing browser actions to handle tables in Selenium, present on w3schools HTML table page. The HTML code for the web table used for demonstration is available on the tryit adapter page.

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How To Handle Web Table in Selenium WebDriver?
Anthony  Dach

Anthony Dach


How To Get Attribute Value In Selenium WebDriver

While you are automating your test cases with Selenium automation, here is how to start implementing Selenium getAttribute() method to get the best results.


Testing a web page can be a gargantuan task, considering all the elements and variables that come together to make a page work. Selenium automation is a great way to overcome these challenges and automate everything you would manually do. For example, Selenium makes it so much easier to take a screenshot using Python instead of doing it manually every time you come across a website issue.

Similarly, there are multiple scenarios while writing automation test cases when we need to verify a specific attribute on the web page. To ease our execution, the method to getAttribute() in Selenium comes to the rescue. In this blog, we will understand what an attribute is and how we can handle web elements’ attributes using the Selenium getAttribute() method.

Let’s get to it, shall we?

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Biju Augustian

Biju Augustian


Selenium WebDriver With Python 3.x - Novice To Ninja

Best Selenium WebDriver With Python Programming Language Course - Complete Framework Implementation From Scratch

This course includes a wide range of topics from Selenium WebDriver Basics and Advanced, Python Programming Concepts, Unittest And Pytest Framework, Automation Framework Design (Page Objects, Data Driven, Reading CSV Files), Logging Infrastructure, Cross-Browser Testing, Interview Preparation. All materials including code files.

You achieve two targets with one single course

Complete Python Programming Language
Selenium WebDriver Automation
Why Python Programming Language?

Python Programming Language is the fastest growing programming language within both the fields, development and testing. QA industry is rapidly progressing to move on with Python Programming Language for all the automation needs because of the flexibility it offers.

One stop place to become an Expert in Web Automation Framework related technologies from scratch

We start from Beginners level and go through Advance level. This is a single course for everything you need to know related to Web UI Automation.

To read more:

#Selenium #WebDriver # Selenium WebDriver #WebDriver With Python 3.x #Selenium WebDriver With Python 3.x - Novice To Ninja

Ilene  Jerde

Ilene Jerde


Selenium Tool Suite - Components and Features

Selenium is an automation testing tool; it is primarily used to test websites and web applications; it is an open-source tool. With the help of Selenium, test cases can run directly in web browsers, just like a person operating the web browsers. It supports many web browsers such as Opera, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, IE, etc. There are several different sub tools to support different automation test approaches. In this article, we will learn about selenium tool suite, its components and features. So let’s start!!!

#selenium tutorials #selenium grid #selenium ide #selenium rc #selenium tool suite #selenium webdriver

Chelsie  Towne

Chelsie Towne


Features of Selenium WebDriver - Benefits of Selenium WebDriver

WebDriver is used for the automation of web application testing so that it works as per the end user’s perspective. It is platform-independent as the same code works on all the major OS like Windows, macOS, and UNIX. WebDriver is one of the significant components of the Selenium, which also includes the Selenium RC, Selenium Grid, SIDE, and Selenium Json Client API. So, let’s have a look at some of the features of Selenium WebDriver.

Features of Selenium WebDriver

Below are various benefits of selenium webdriver:

1. Multi-Browser Compatibility

WebDriver interacts with the web applications and its web elements in a browser, just like a real user with the use of a browser native support to hit direct calls without using any other intermittent device or software. It supports mostly all the web browsers, which includes IE, Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Edge. You can launch any browser with the help of easy commands. Selenium WebDriver also supports the iPhoneDriver, HTMLUnitDriver, and AndroidDriver.

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Cody  Osinski

Cody Osinski


How to Handle Internationalization in Selenium WebDriver

There are many software products that are built for a global audience. In my tenure as a developer, I have worked on multiple web (website or web app) projects that supported different languages. Though the Selenium framework was used for automation testing, using Internationalization in Selenium WebDriver posed a huge challenge.

The major challenge was to develop automated tests that could be run on all localized UIs. When performing Internationalization in Selenium WebDriver, it is essential to create an Internationalization testing checklist to ensure that the interface of the application is displayed in the language corresponding to the client locale.

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