I am trying to find out the XPATH. I am getting 30 matches for an element.

I tried using last(), position(), indexing[], child, parent, following:siblings, preceding:siblings, absolute XPATH is also not working, how to achieve this.

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    What have you tried so far as code, show the code and the html and not with a screenshot. Commented Jun 5, 2019 at 10:09
  • //span[@class='cursor']//*[local-name()='svg'][@class='excel-document'][1]
    – jay
    Commented Jun 5, 2019 at 11:24
  • //span[@class='cursor']//*[local-name()='svg'][@class='excel-document']/following::sibling::*
    – jay
    Commented Jun 5, 2019 at 11:25

2 Answers 2


You're on the right track, but I've only recently discovered myself the solution to this type of problem. Surround the main xpath with parenthesis, place the subscript AFTER.

Assuming that your basic xpath is correct, the following should isolate element 1:

  • Thanks so much.
    – jay
    Commented Jun 6, 2019 at 5:37

Absolute xpath:


Relative xpath:


Might be the syntax you are using is wrong

  • Thanks, It was answered by Bill
    – jay
    Commented Jun 11, 2019 at 11:44

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