I have table which have several <td> tags, again these tag have nested <div> tag. But the number of <div> are dynamic. Means, for each <td> tag number of <div> are different.

I wanted to find the total number of <div> inside a <td> and iterate them to grab each div's value.

I've tried using below xpath, but I'm not sure how can I get the count of <div>'s for loop through them.

for(int i=1;i<=NoOfDivs;i++) 
    WebElement NestedDivs= driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/table[4]/tbody/

Webpage HTML is given in the below snap:

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2 Answers 2


Use below method template to get the number of div.

public static int get_div_count_in_table(){
    String _xpath = "//table//td[td_no]/div" ; 
    List<WebElement> _divs = driver.findElements(By.xpath(_xpath)); 
    int NoOfDivs = _divs.size(); 
    return NoOfDivs; 

You might alter the code snippet as per your requirement, but the logic mostly will remain the same.

I have tried a similar problem in this page, to get the list of divs and it is returning the expected. Please see below the page and xpath.

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The xpath returns 10 as the size. Check this and let us know if you are able to follow.

  • I tried this but it returns zero as _divs.size() Commented Jul 27, 2018 at 7:23
  • I have updated the answer itself to address your query as it needed to attach images. Hope this helps. Commented Jul 27, 2018 at 8:29
  • Strange,,i just removed all and re-write that piece of code & it worked. Commented Jul 27, 2018 at 8:56

Make sure you are locating the correct table. Based on information provide by you. Please refer the below code snippet to find all the <div> and iterate through.

List<WebElement> allElements = driver.findElements(By.xpath("//table[4]/tbody/tr[3]/td[2]/div"));
int totalDivs = allElements.size();
System.out.println("total divs :"+totalDivs)

for(WebElement element : allElements){
    System.out.println("Value :"+element.getText());

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