Get the Parent Node of the Current Selenium WebElement

There are times that the parent is required from the child element.

There are two options JavaScript or XPath:

WebElement myElement = driver
        .findElement(By.id("myDiv"));
WebElement parent = (WebElement) ((JavascriptExecutor) driver)
        .executeScript(
        "return arguments[0].parentNode;", myElement);
WebElement myElement = driver.findElement(By.id("myDiv"));
WebElement parent = myElement.findElement(By.xpath(".."));

But what if the parent of the parent is required?

The JavaScript would be

return arguments[0].parentNode.parentNode;

and the XPath will be

By.xpath("../..")

By Jason Tolotta

Self-proclaimed information technology enthusiast.

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