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A short guide to all the exported functions in DOM Testing Library


See Which query should I use?

No Match1 Match1+ MatchAwait?
  • ByLabelText find by label or aria-label text content
    • getByLabelText
    • queryByLabelText
    • getAllByLabelText
    • queryAllByLabelText
    • findByLabelText
    • findAllByLabelText
  • ByPlaceholderText find by input placeholder value
    • getByPlaceholderText
    • queryByPlaceholderText
    • getAllByPlaceholderText
    • queryAllByPlaceholderText
    • findByPlaceholderText
    • findAllByPlaceholderText
  • ByText find by element text content
    • getByText
    • queryByText
    • getAllByText
    • queryAllByText
    • findByText
    • findAllByText
  • ByDisplayValue find by form element current value
    • getByDisplayValue
    • queryByDisplayValue
    • getAllByDisplayValue
    • queryAllByDisplayValue
    • findByDisplayValue
    • findAllByDisplayValue
  • ByAltText find by img alt attribute
    • getByAltText
    • queryByAltText
    • getAllByAltText
    • queryAllByAltText
    • findByAltText
    • findAllByAltText
  • ByTitle find by title attribute or svg title tag
    • getByTitle
    • queryByTitle
    • getAllByTitle
    • queryAllByTitle
    • findByTitle
    • findAllByTitle
  • ByRole find by aria role
    • getByRole
    • queryByRole
    • getAllByRole
    • queryAllByRole
    • findByRole
    • findAllByRole
  • ByTestId find by data-testid attribute
    • getByTestId
    • queryByTestId
    • getAllByTestId
    • queryAllByTestId
    • findByTestId
    • findAllByTestId


See Async API. Remember to await or .then() the result of async functions in your tests!

  • waitFor (Promise) retry the function within until it stops throwing or times out
  • waitForElementToBeRemoved (Promise) retry the function until it no longer returns a DOM node

Deprecated since v7.0.0:

  • wait (Promise) retry the function within until it stops throwing or times
  • waitForElement (Promise) retry the function until it returns an element or an array of elements. The findBy and findAllBy queries are async and retry until the query returns successfully, or when the query times out; they wrap waitForElement
  • waitForDomChange (Promise) retry the function each time the DOM is changed


See Considerations for fireEvent, Events API

  • fireEvent trigger DOM event: fireEvent(node, event)
  • fireEvent.* helpers for default event types


See Querying Within Elements, Config API

  • within take a node and return an object with all the queries bound to the node (used to return the queries from React Testing Library's render method): within(node).getByText("hello")
  • configure change global options: configure({testIdAttribute: 'my-data-test-id'})

Text Match Options

Given the following HTML:

<div>Hello World</div>

Will find the div:

// Matching a string:
getByText(container, 'Hello World') // full string match
getByText(container, 'llo Worl', {exact: false}) // substring match
getByText(container, 'hello world', {exact: false}) // ignore case

// Matching a regex:
getByText(container, /World/) // substring match
getByText(container, /world/i) // substring match, ignore case
getByText(container, /^hello world$/i) // full string match, ignore case
getByText(container, /Hello W?oRlD/i) // advanced regex

// Matching with a custom function:
getByText(container, (content, element) => content.startsWith('Hello'))

Given a button that updates the page after some time:

test('loads items eventually', async () => {
// Click button, 'Load'))

// Wait for page to update with query text
const items = await findAllByText(node, /Item #[0-9]: /)