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Filter DOM element(s) from a set of DOM elements.

Opposite of .filter()

The querying behavior of this command matches exactly how .not() works in jQuery.

Syntax

.not(selector)
.not(selector, options)

Usage

Correct Usage

cy.get('input').not('.required') // Yield all inputs without class '.required'

Incorrect Usage

cy.not('.icon')      // Errors, cannot be chained off 'cy'
cy.location().not()  // Errors, 'location' does not yield DOM element

Arguments

selector (String selector)

A selector used to remove matching DOM elements.

options (Object)

Pass in an options object to change the default behavior of .not().

Option Default Description
log true Displays the command in the Command log
timeout defaultCommandTimeout Time to wait for .not() to resolve before timing out

Yields

  • .not() yields the new DOM element(s) it found.

Examples

Selector

Yield the elements that do not have class active.

<ul>
  <li>Home</li>
  <li class='active'>About</li>
  <li>Services</li>
  <li>Pricing</li>
  <li>Contact</li>
</ul>
cy.get('ul>li').not('.active').should('have.length', 4) // true

Rules

Requirements

  • .not() requires being chained off a command that yields DOM element(s).

Assertions

  • .not() will automatically retry itself until the element(s) exist in the DOM.

  • .not() will automatically retry itself until assertions you've chained all pass.

Timeouts

  • .not() can time out waiting for the element(s) to exist in the DOM.

  • .not() can time out waiting for assertions you've added to pass.

Command Log

Find all buttons that are not of type submit

cy.get('form').find('button').not('[type="submit"]')

The commands above will display in the Command Log as:

Command Log not

When clicking on not within the command log, the console outputs the following:

Console log not

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