I have such a structure

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How does it look visually

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I'm trying to get the last item and click on it, but the 4th item is selected.


How do I click on the last item and on 55?

  • Why don't you put some attributes on those elements to make them easier to target?
    – jonrsharpe
    Mar 24 '19 at 12:26
  • @jonrsharpe I do not understand what you're talking about(
    – Temp13
    Mar 24 '19 at 12:32
  • Well you're trying to click on a link to page 55, how much easier would that be with e.g. [data-qa="page-link"][data-qa-value="55"]? That way you don't have to build a complicated XPath that could easily go out of date as things move around.
    – jonrsharpe
    Mar 24 '19 at 12:33
  • @jonrsharpe What if tomorrow number will be 256?
    – Temp13
    Mar 24 '19 at 12:34
  • You can put other attributes on too, if you want something to tell you it's the last one that's fine. E.g. [data-qa-rel="last"]. The point is to rely on useful information not just structure.
    – jonrsharpe
    Mar 24 '19 at 12:35

When you look up elements using xpath like this:

driver.findElement(By.xpath(("//*[@id=\"page- body\"]/div/div[2]/ul[last()]"))).click();

you basically look up the last ul element that is

  1. the only one in your snippet.
  2. the container for li elements that you should actually look for.

So, your code could look like:

"//div[@class="pagination"]/li[not(contains(@class, 'arrow') and last()])]/a"

Breaking down:

Inside a div with class pagination -> //div[@class="pagination"]

Look for the li without the arrow class -> li[not(contains(@class, 'arrow')

And fetch the last one -> and last()]

Inside this li, look for a link -> /a

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