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Below is my element location, i need to find the id from this link.

<a href="bnf_view.aspx?QBnfId=BGOOE00003" class="case-hdr" xpath="1">Dean Ambrose</a>

Expecting this output-BGOOE00003

WebElement Clientlist = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//a[@id='MnClient']"));
Clientlist.click();

WebElement Clientclick = driver.findElement(By
   .xpath("//*[@id='ctl00_MainContent_ctl00_RadGridList_ctl00__0']/td[2]/a"));
Clientclick.click();
Thread.sleep(2000);
String attribute = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//a[@class='case-hdr']")).getText();
//WebElement attribute= driver.findElement(Clienthover);

//String attribute = Clienthover.getAttribute("href");
System.out.println(attribute);
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  • What it's printing? Can you please post output that you're getting?
    – user40415
    Jul 12, 2019 at 19:12

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If you are trying to get the the id of the link that you have mentioned. Please try modified code below.

WebElement Clientlist = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//a[@id='MnClient']"));
Clientlist.click();

WebElement Clientclick = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//*[@id='ctl00_MainContent_ctl00_RadGridList_ctl00__0']/td[2]/a"));
Clientclick.click();
Thread.sleep(2000);
String attribute = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//a[@class='case-hdr']"))
//WebElement attribute= driver.findElement(Clienthover);

attribute.getAttribute("id");
System.out.println(attribute);

If you want href then you can try below code

String attribute = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//a[@class='case-hdr']"))
//WebElement attribute= driver.findElement(Clienthover);

attribute.getAttribute("href");
System.out.println(attribute);
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  • attribute.getAttribute("href")- this will print the whole URL in the output. I have tried this already. But I wanted the output only few portion of the URL. That is: BGOOE00003.
    – RK007
    Jul 15, 2019 at 6:37
  • If the URL that your trying to get does not keep on changing. Maybe you can extract the part that you want Jul 15, 2019 at 7:50

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