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# Getting number of direct child elements of a tag in Beautiful Soup

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To get the number of direct child elements of a tag, first fetch all the direct child elements of the tag using the `find_all(recursive=False)` method, and then just check its length using `len(~)`.

# Example

Consider the following HTML document:

``` my_html = """    <div id="root">      <p>Alex/p>      <div id="sub">         <p>Bob</p>      </div>    </div>"""soup = BeautifulSoup(my_html) ```

To get the number of direct child elements of `<div id="root">~</p>`:

``` tag_root_div = soup.find(id="root")count = len(tag_root_div.find_all(recursive=False))print(count) 2 ```

To get the number of direct child elements of `<div id="sub">~</div>`:

``` tag_sub_div = soup.find(id="sub")count = len(tag_sub_div.find_all(recursive=False))print(count) 1 ```
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