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New Selenium IDE – Using click Command for clicking inside a text area field

New Selenium IDE – Using click Command for clicking inside a text area field

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

click is one of the commands in Selenium IDE.

The purpose of click command in Selenium IDE, is to click on any UI element in the application.

In this article, I am going to practically demonstrate click command in Selenium IDE for clicking the below-shown text area field on the page:

click Selenium IDE - text area demo

Why we have to click inside the text area field as shown above?

There may be some situations where you need to first click inside the text area field before entering the text into it. Otherwise, you won’t be able to enter the text into the text area field without first clicking inside it.

Let’s get started.

New Selenium IDE – Using click Command for clicking inside a text area field

Follow the below steps for practicing click command for clicking inside a text area field using 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 ‘click’ to the Command box field and enter the id locating strategy id=ta1 into the Target box field as shown below:

Note: The locating strategy id=ta1 is for locating the ‘Text Area Field’ text field on the http://omayo.blogspot.com/ URL page (Shown at the beginning of the article).

click Selenium IDE - type

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

click Selenium IDE - run

5) Observe that the click command in the Selenium IDE will be executed, the ‘Text Area field’ text field will be clicked inside.

Next Steps:

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Happy Learning 🙂

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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