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the immediately preceding sibling of each element in the set of the elements.\n\n| | |\n|--- | --- |\n| **Returns** | the new DOM element(s) found by the command. |\n| **Timeout** | `cy.prev` will retry for the duration of the [`defaultCommandTimeout`](https://on.cypress.io/guides/configuration#section-timeouts) |\n\n***\n\n# [cy.prev()](#section-usage)\n\nGet the immediately preceding sibling of each element in the set of matched elements.\n\n***\n\n# [cy.prev( *selector* )](#section-selector-usage)\n\nGet the immediately preceding sibling of each element in the 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.prev`.\n\n**cy.prev( *options* )**\n**cy.prev( *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## Find the previous element of the element with class of `active`\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"<ul>\\n  <li>Cockatiels</li>\\n  <li>Lorikeets</li>\\n  <li class=\\\"active\\\">Cockatoos</li>\\n  <li>Conures</li>\\n  <li>Eclectus</li>\\n</ul>\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"html\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"// returns <li>Lorikeets</li>\\ncy.get(\\\".active\\\").prev()\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"javascript\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n***\n\n# Selector Usage\n\n## Find the previous element with a class of `active`\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"<ul>\\n  <li>Cockatiels</li>\\n  <li>Lorikeets</li>\\n  <li class=\\\"active\\\">Cockatoos</li>\\n  <li>Conures</li>\\n  <li>Eclectus</li>\\n</ul>\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"html\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"// returns <li>Cockatoos</li>\\ncy.get(\\\"li\\\").prev(\\\".active\\\")\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"javascript\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\n***\n\n# Command Log\n\n## Find the previous element of the active `li`\n\n[block:code]\n{\n    \"codes\": [\n        {\n            \"code\": \"cy.get(\\\".left-nav\\\").find(\\\"li.active\\\").prev()\\n\",\n            \"language\": \"javascript\"\n        }\n    ]\n}\n[/block]\n\nThe commands above will display in the command log as:\n\n<img width=\"564\" alt=\"screen shot 2015-11-29 at 12 46 57 pm\" src=\"https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1271364/11458884/5bb4da1e-9697-11e5-9172-762df10c9a6e.png\">\n\nWhen clicking on `prev` within the command log, the console outputs the following:\n\n<img width=\"446\" alt=\"screen shot 2015-11-29 at 12 47 09 pm\" src=\"https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1271364/11458886/5e20c63c-9697-11e5-9167-1b81f96e1906.png\">\n\n***\n\n# Related\n\n1. 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Get the previous sibling of elements

Get the immediately preceding sibling of each element in the set of the elements. | | | |--- | --- | | **Returns** | the new DOM element(s) found by the command. | | **Timeout** | `cy.prev` will retry for the duration of the [`defaultCommandTimeout`](https://on.cypress.io/guides/configuration#section-timeouts) | *** # [cy.prev()](#section-usage) Get the immediately preceding sibling of each element in the set of matched elements. *** # [cy.prev( *selector* )](#section-selector-usage) Get the immediately preceding sibling of each element in the set of matched elements filtered by selector. *** # Options Pass in an options object to change the default behavior of `cy.prev`. **cy.prev( *options* )** **cy.prev( *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 ## Find the previous element of the element with class of `active` [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "<ul>\n <li>Cockatiels</li>\n <li>Lorikeets</li>\n <li class=\"active\">Cockatoos</li>\n <li>Conures</li>\n <li>Eclectus</li>\n</ul>\n", "language": "html" } ] } [/block] [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "// returns <li>Lorikeets</li>\ncy.get(\".active\").prev()\n", "language": "javascript" } ] } [/block] *** # Selector Usage ## Find the previous element with a class of `active` [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "<ul>\n <li>Cockatiels</li>\n <li>Lorikeets</li>\n <li class=\"active\">Cockatoos</li>\n <li>Conures</li>\n <li>Eclectus</li>\n</ul>\n", "language": "html" } ] } [/block] [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "// returns <li>Cockatoos</li>\ncy.get(\"li\").prev(\".active\")\n", "language": "javascript" } ] } [/block] *** # Command Log ## Find the previous element of the active `li` [block:code] { "codes": [ { "code": "cy.get(\".left-nav\").find(\"li.active\").prev()\n", "language": "javascript" } ] } [/block] The commands above will display in the command log as: <img width="564" alt="screen shot 2015-11-29 at 12 46 57 pm" src="https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1271364/11458884/5bb4da1e-9697-11e5-9172-762df10c9a6e.png"> When clicking on `prev` within the command log, the console outputs the following: <img width="446" alt="screen shot 2015-11-29 at 12 47 09 pm" src="https://cloud.githubusercontent.com/assets/1271364/11458886/5e20c63c-9697-11e5-9167-1b81f96e1906.png"> *** # Related 1. [next](https://on.cypress.io/api/next)