Beautifulsoup: How to Select ID

Beautifulsoup: How to Select ID

To select a specific attribute in Beautifulsoup, we can use select() or select_one(). In this topic, we'll learn how to select by ID using select() or select_one().

Select ID using select()

select() is a method used to find all elements by a given CSS selector. in the following example, we'll use select() to select by ID.

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup # 👉️ Import BeautifulSoup module

# 👇 HTML Source
my_html = '''
<div id="node">
<p>Hello BeautifulSoup</p>
</div>
'''

soup = BeautifulSoup(my_html, 'html.parser') # 👉️ Parsing

el = soup.select("#node") # 👉️ Select All by ID

print(el) # 👉️ Result

Output:

[<div id="node">
<p>Hello BeautifulSoup</p>
</div>]

Also, you can select by ID and tag, as in the following example.

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup # 👉️ Import BeautifulSoup module

# 👇 HTML Source
my_html = '''
<div id="node">
<p>Hello BeautifulSoup</p>
</div>
'''

soup = BeautifulSoup(my_html, 'html.parser') # 👉️ Parsing

el = soup.select("#node p") # 👉️ Select All by ID and Tag

print(el) # 👉️ Result

Output:

[<p>Hello BeautifulSoup</p>]

Select ID using select_one()

select_one() is a method used to find the first element by a given CSS selector. Let's see an example of selecting ID.

from bs4 import BeautifulSoup # 👉️ Import BeautifulSoup module

# 👇 HTML Source
my_html = '''
<div id="node">
<p>Hello BeautifulSoup</p>
</div>
'''

soup = BeautifulSoup(my_html, 'html.parser') # 👉️ Parsing

el = soup.select_one("#node") # 👉️ Select One by ID

print(el) # 👉️ Result

Output:

<div id="node">
<p>Hello BeautifulSoup</p>
</div>