How to Get an Element's Attribute in Playwright

Better Stack Team
Updated on February 22, 2024

Playwright provides a native getAttribute() method on a locator for retrieving the attribute of any element:

const dataActionValue = await page.getByRole('button').getAttribute('data-action');

To make assertions on the value of an attribute, use toHaveAttribute() as follows:

await expect(page.getByRole('button')).toHaveAttribute('data-action', 'cancel');

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