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How to get specific TD text via Selenium?
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How to get specific TD text via Selenium?
I try to scrape a table and read specific TD in Table in each row. But for some reasons it fails at the last step. What I'm doing wrong?

content = driver.find_element_by_id("searchResultTable").find_elements_by_tag_name("tr")
for contents in content:
    pop(contents.find_elements_by_tag_name("td")[9].text, "Value of 9th")
this example works, but it's a bit lame to loop through every TD until the index match. There should be a way to contact a TD directly with [Index]

content = driver.find_element_by_id("searchResultTable").find_elements_by_tag_name("tr")
for contents in content:
    td = contents.find_elements_by_tag_name("td")
    for ind, ttd in enumerate(td):
        if ind == 9:
           pop(ttd.text, "Value of 9th")
what is the URL?
that's a company webpage, so I cannot provide an url, but I think the problem is somewhere in the code itself.
Can use CSS selector .find_element_by_css_selector
If getting first name eg Jill, body > table > tbody > tr:nth-child(2) > td:nth-child(1)(can copy selector from Browser).
Then the loop to get would be like this for getting all first name in table.
for n in range(2, 5):
    tag = f'body > table > tbody > tr:nth-child({n}) > td:nth-child(1)'
body > table > tbody > tr:nth-child(2) > td:nth-child(1) body > table > tbody > tr:nth-child(3) > td:nth-child(1) body > table > tbody > tr:nth-child(4) > td:nth-child(1)
<table style="width:100%">

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