# Collect Dom Values Example

Let's imagine a DOM where we don't have clear attributes / classes to pick different values, but the structure is pretty consistent. In the HTML below, the first DIV has the field names, and the next list of DIV elements follows the same structure:

  <div>fruit name</div>
  <div>fruit price</div>
  <div>available flag</div>

We need to extract the data from the DOM markup, create a list of objects, and confirm the extracted values.

<div id="main">
#main > div:first-child {
  font-weight: bold;

Let's confirm the titles

function getTexts($li) {
  return Cypress._.map($li, 'innerText')
cy.get('#main > div:first-child div')
  .should('deep.equal', ['Fruit', 'Price', 'Available'])

Now let's extract the individual records, skipping the first DIV. We will create an object for each record, and push the object into the list called records.

const records = []
cy.get('#main > div')
  // skip the titles DIV
  // iterate over each DIV after that
  .each(($div) => {
    // we need the text of the child DIVs
    const texts = getTexts($div.find('div'))
    const id = Number(texts[0])
    const fruit = texts[2]
    const price = texts[3]
    const available = texts[4] === 'true'
    records.push({ id, fruit, price, available })

Now compare the records to the expected values.

// make sure the assertion shows the full array
chai.config.truncateThreshold = 300
  // tip: print the extracted list to the DevTools console
  .should('deep.equal', [
    { id: 101, fruit: 'Apples', price: '$10', available: true },
    { id: 102, fruit: 'Melons', price: '$15', available: false },