Any hyperlinks on a web page can be identified using PartiallinkText as well. Here elements can be found by a portion of the text in a Link Text element from the link it contains. And if there is no DOM element available with the given Name, then NoSuchElementException is raised in that case.


Syntax: WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.partialLinkText(<PARTIALLINKTEXT>));


Let’s take an example by locating “UI Elements” in “” page.

Step1: Open in browser

Step2: Hover your mouse to Forms present in side-menu

Step3: Right click on the mouse and do inspect element

PartialLinkText Locator Example

WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.partialLinkText("Form"));