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New Selenium IDE – Using ‘assert element present’ command to check the UI element is present on the page

New Selenium IDE – Using ‘assert element present’ command to check the UI element is present on the page

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

assert element present is one of the commands in Selenium IDE.

The purpose of assert element present command in Selenium IDE, is to check whether the given UI  element is present on the page.

In this article, I am going to practically demonstrate assert element present command in Selenium IDE for checking whether the given UI element is present on the page as shown below:

assert element present Selenium IDE - demo

Let’s get started.

New Selenium IDE – Using ‘assert element present’ command to check the UI element is present on the page

Follow the below steps for practicing assert element present 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 ‘assert element present’ to the Command box field, enter the name locating strategy id=but2 into the Target box 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).

assert element present Selenium IDE - type

4) Click on ‘Run current test’ option as shown below:

assert element present Selenium IDE - run

5) Observe that the assert element present command in the Selenium IDE will be executed, and the result will be passed as shown below:

assert element present Selenium IDE - executed

We have checked that the required Button2 button is present on the page. If the required UI element is not available on the page, then you will get a failure message.

6) Now let’s modify the locating strategy given in the above example to something that is not available on the web page say id=buttonxyz as shown below:

assert element present Selenium IDE - type modified

7) Click on ‘Run current test’ option and observe that the assert element present command in the Selenium IDE will be executed, and the result will be failed as shown below:

Here concludes the practical demonstration of assert element present 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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