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New Selenium IDE – Using ‘edit content’ command

New Selenium IDE – Using ‘edit content’ command

Refer the article New Selenium IDE – Commands (Selenese), for the complete list of Selenium IDE commands and their practical demonstrations.

edit content is one of the commands in Selenium IDE.

The purpose of edit content command in Selenium IDE, is to change the value of the given UI element.

Note: This option only with the UI elements who’s contenteditable attribute value is set to ‘true’ as shown below:

edit content Selenium IDE - contenteditable

By default, most of the UI element will have the above attribute ‘contenteditable’ set to ‘false’ and hence this Selenium IDE command will give error on execution.

In this article, I am going to practically demonstrate edit content command in Selenium IDE  for changing the value of the given UI element:

edit content Selenium IDE - demo

Let’s get started.

New Selenium IDE – Using ‘edit content’ command

Follow the below steps for practicing edit content command in Selenium IDE along with me:

1) Execute the open command in Selenium IDE as explained in the previous article: Selenium IDE – open command

2) Now click on the second row in the Selenium IDE’s Test Script Editor Box as shown below:

type Selenium IDE - click Row

3) While the second row is selected in step 2, enter the Selenium IDE command ‘edit content’ to the Command box field, enter the id locating strategy id=but2 into the Target box field and the value ‘QAFox’ into the Value field as shown below:

Note: The locating strategy id=but2 is for locating the ‘Button2’ button on the http://omayo.blogspot.com/ URL page (Shown at the beginning of the article).

edit content Selenium IDE - type

4) Click on ‘Run current test’ option and observe that the execution got passed & the value of on the ‘Button2’ button got changed to ‘QAFox’ as shown below:

edit content Selenium IDE - executed

Here concludes the practical demonstration of edit content command in Selenium IDE.

In the next article, I will practically demonstrate another Selenium IDE command.

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About Me > Arun Motoori

On a mission to contribute to the Software Testing Community in all possible ways.

Refer the article New Selenium IDE – Commands (Selenese), for the complete list of Selenium IDE commands and their practical demonstrations.

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