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the parent DOM element of the DOM elements.\n\n| | |\n|--- | --- |\n| **Returns** | the new DOM element(s) found by the command. |\n| **Timeout** | `cy.parent` will retry for the duration of the [`defaultCommandTimeout`](https://on.cypress.io/guides/configuration#section-timeouts) |\n\n***\n\n# [cy.parent()](#section-usage)\n\nGet the parent of each element in the current set of matched elements.\n\n***\n\n# [cy.parent( *selector* )](#section-selector-usage)\n\nGet the parent of each element in the current set of matched elements filtered by selector.\n\n***\n\n# Options\n\nPass in an options object to change the default behavior of `cy.parent`.\n\n**cy.parent( *options* )**\n**cy.parent( *selector*, *options* )**\n\nOption | Default | Notes\n--- | --- | ---\n`log` | `true` | whether to display command in command log\n`timeout` | [`defaultCommandTimeout`](https://on.cypress.io/guides/configuration#section-timeouts) | Total time to retry getting the element\n\n***\n\n# Usage\n\n## Get the parent of the active `li`\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"cy.get(\\\"li.active\\\").parent()\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"javascript\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n***\n\n# Selector Usage\n\n## Get the parent with class `nav` of the active `li`\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"cy.get(\\\"li.active\\\").parent(\\\".nav\\\")\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"javascript\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n***\n\n# Command Log\n\n## Assert on the parent of the active li\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"cy.get(\\\"li.active\\\").parent().should(\\\"have.class\\\", \\\"nav\\\")\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"javascript\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\nThe commands above will display in the command log as:\n\n<img width=\"531\" alt=\"screen shot 2015-11-27 at 1 58 32 pm\" src=\"https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1271364/11447127/0d9ab5a8-950f-11e5-90ae-c317dd83aa65.png\">\n\nWhen clicking on the `parent` command within the command log, the console outputs the following:\n\n<img width=\"440\" alt=\"screen shot 2015-11-27 at 1 58 44 pm\" src=\"https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1271364/11447130/11b22c02-950f-11e5-9b82-cc3b2ff8548e.png\">\n\n***\n\n# Related\n\n- [parents](https://on.cypress.io/api/parents)\n- [children](https://on.cypress.io/api/children)","excerpt":"Get the parent DOM element of the DOM elements","slug":"parent","type":"basic","title":"parent"}

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Get the parent DOM element of the DOM elements

Get the parent DOM element of the DOM elements. | | | |--- | --- | | **Returns** | the new DOM element(s) found by the command. | | **Timeout** | `cy.parent` will retry for the duration of the [`defaultCommandTimeout`](https://on.cypress.io/guides/configuration#section-timeouts) | *** # [cy.parent()](#section-usage) Get the parent of each element in the current set of matched elements. *** # [cy.parent( *selector* )](#section-selector-usage) Get the parent of each element in the current set of matched elements filtered by selector. *** # Options Pass in an options object to change the default behavior of `cy.parent`. **cy.parent( *options* )** **cy.parent( *selector*, *options* )** Option | Default | Notes --- | --- | --- `log` | `true` | whether to display command in command log `timeout` | [`defaultCommandTimeout`](https://on.cypress.io/guides/configuration#section-timeouts) | Total time to retry getting the element *** # Usage ## Get the parent of the active `li` [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "cy.get(\"li.active\").parent()\n", "language": "javascript" } ] } [/block] *** # Selector Usage ## Get the parent with class `nav` of the active `li` [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "cy.get(\"li.active\").parent(\".nav\")\n", "language": "javascript" } ] } [/block] *** # Command Log ## Assert on the parent of the active li [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "cy.get(\"li.active\").parent().should(\"have.class\", \"nav\")\n", "language": "javascript" } ] } [/block] The commands above will display in the command log as: <img width="531" alt="screen shot 2015-11-27 at 1 58 32 pm" src="https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1271364/11447127/0d9ab5a8-950f-11e5-90ae-c317dd83aa65.png"> When clicking on the `parent` command within the command log, the console outputs the following: <img width="440" alt="screen shot 2015-11-27 at 1 58 44 pm" src="https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1271364/11447130/11b22c02-950f-11e5-9b82-cc3b2ff8548e.png"> *** # Related - [parents](https://on.cypress.io/api/parents) - [children](https://on.cypress.io/api/children)