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Hi, i have a site that has shadow root in it, and i am trying to find an element that has a specific attribute in it which is:

<test-accordion accordion-list="[{"name":"test","label":"testname"}]"></test-accordion>

When I tried:

_WD_GetShadowRoot($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "test-accordion[accordion-list="[{'name':'test','label':'testname'}]"]", $test2)

it's returning this error message for that specific line:

_WD_GetShadowRoot($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "test-accordion[accordion-list="[{'name':'test','label':'testname'}]"]", $test2)  ==> Unable to parse line.: 

Appreciate any help that I can get, or if there are any alternative approach.

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Compare the line below to your original line to see the differences.  Then read the Help file's section on strings to understand why the line below is able to be parsed correctly.

_WD_GetShadowRoot($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "test-accordion[accordion-list=""[{'name':'test','label':'testname'}]""]", $test2)

 

Edited by TheXman
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Thanks, it all makes sense now. I just modified the line (see below), and it now worked!

_WD_GetShadowRoot($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByCSSSelector, "test-accordion[accordion-list='[""name"":'test"",""label"":""testname""}]']", $test2)

 

Edited by Hermes
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11 hours ago, Hermes said:

Thanks, it all makes sense now.

You're welcome.  I'm glad that you were able to figured it out.  :thumbsup: 

Knowledge that you figure out on your own is usually retained longer than when you are just provided the answer.  :idea:

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