Cypress picks up the wrong element?

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I am trying to find and click this element using Cypress:

<input class="form-control btn btn-primary" type="button" value="Log out">

I have tried several variations, but the closest is this:

 cy.get("input[type='button']").filter('.btn-primary').should('have.value','Log out').click()

So when I run this, I get the following response:

expected [ <input.form-control.btn.btn-primary>, 1 more... ] to have value Log out, but the value was Edit.

Sure, there is a button there called Edit, but it is not the one I want. I have specified what I want with the should('have.value','Log out') clause.

So - why does it insist on trying to use the wrong element & failing?

Update: I finally got this working.

This is the solution I went with in the end:

    .should('have.value','Log out').then(($btn) => {

can you try

cy.get('input').find("[value='Log out']").click()


   cy.get("[value='Log out']").click()

Obviously you need your developers to add ids, but I know your situation.

You could also try if there is only one btn-primary

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This was the solution that worked for me:

.should('have.value','Log out').then(($btn) => {

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How about to set an unique testID for that button and get it as simple as it can be.

Something like:

data-test-id= "log-out-button" //put that in your button code

and then in Cypress:


even though you can set a function to get those testID's more effectively:

Command.Cypress.add('getTestID', (testID) => {

and now everything you do for getting that button (or every element with testID is: cy.getTestID('log-out-button')

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  • Did you have any luck with my answer?
  • @Maccurt - have updated the question with the solution that worked.
  • You should make that an answer below. You can answer your own questions. I wonder now if my answer works. I will check it out.
  • I have no control over development. I already have a solution.