How do I locate a parent element using Playwright's locator methods?


To locate a parent element in @playwright/test, chain and filter locators to focus on a specific part of the page. Use the getByRole method and filter with the hasText property set to the parent element's text.

Here's an example:

const product = page.getByRole('listitem').filter({ hasText: 'Product 2' });

After finding the parent element, use another locator method like getByRole or getByTestId to locate its child elements. If you need multiple child elements, use filter instead of chaining locators.

Remember to use user-facing attributes instead of XPath or CSS selectors for testing, as your DOM structure may change over time.

Playwright offers tools to generate locators for you. The test generator tool suggests locator methods based on role, text content, and test id attributes. Additionally, the Pick Locator button in VS Code's testing sidebar helps you select an element and copy its locator into your code file.

By using Playwright's locator methods and tools, you can easily locate parent elements for your tests.

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