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Click an element found by XPath

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This snippet can be used to click an element found by XPath. Typically, this will be used in the following cases:

  • When you want to find an element by specifying its internal text
  • When you want to specify an element based on its complex relationship with surrounding elements which is hard to describe by a CSS selector

Change the following value to specify the element:

  • xpath: An XPath string (e.g. //*[normalize-space() = 'text inside the element'])
 * Specify the element XPath
var xpath = "<TODO: REPLACE>";

 * The following lines do not need to be changed
function getElementByXpath(path) {
  return document.evaluate(

 * Find an element with the XPath
var element = getElementByXpath(xpath);

 * Exit if the element does not exist
if (!element) {
  throw new Error("Error: cannot find an element with XPath(" + xpath + ")");

 * Click the element