Currently, I have a Listbox on the page with an associated record count, scenarios would be as follows:

  • No Records
  • Displaying 1 Record(s)
  • Displaying 1-14 of X Records

However when I try getText() on this element it returns the above string plus all entries which exist in the listbox, see image:

Web App ListBox/Record Count

getText() returns the record count and every listbox entry for that page in question. e.g:

1-15 of 152 Records

Im making a generic method to return my record count in every scenario, my thought is to grab it and trim the string down by characters and run it through a few if statements to cover every possible scenario as the text can vary quite substantially based on the record count.

Am I mad? is there a much better way to handle this?

Div Code

  • Do you have the code for the listbox?
    – Swagin9
    Jun 29 '16 at 18:48
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    What is the code you're using to pull the text?
    – Swagin9
    Jun 29 '16 at 19:30
  • I am guessing you are using outer div to get text value. Can you expand div and try to locate just element which shows number of records. Jun 29 '16 at 19:52

You have to do some string manipulations to get the desired result

String text=driver.findElement(By.id(idOfRecordCountElement)).getText();
String desiredText=text.substring(0,text.indexOf("\n"));

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