user1021085 user1021085 - 1 year ago 221
Java Question

Selenium WebDriver - Java - Click a button

I'm trying to click some buttons and I'm using the Follow button on twitch as an example.

I used the Selenium IDE to try to get the xpath for the button. What I got as xpath was:


If I go to FireFox and copy unique selector for the button I get:
.js-follow > span:nth-child(1)

I have tried both in the java program and they don't work. When I use the
xpath I get the following error:

"Unable to locate a node using //span[@id='ember637']/a/span"


Example of a site with a button I want to click(The Follow button):

The Selenium jar file I am using is "selenium-server-standalone-2.35.0.jar"

The error I am getting is

"Exception in thread "main" org.openqa.selenium.NoSuchElementException: Unable to locate a node using //span[@id='ember637']/a/span"

Edit 2:

I downloaded the PhantomJSDriver exe file(phantomjs.exe) and was trying it out. It doesn't work...
I do not get a error message like before(the 'Unable to locate a node...' error).

Here's the code:

Answer Source

With PhantomJSDriver, try different locators. Post exceptions if there are any, otherwise post the elemenst's info, e.g. location, text, etc.

driver.findElement(By.xpath("//*[contains(@class, 'profile-actions')]//span[text()='Follow']")).click();
driver.findElement(By.cssSelector(".profile-actions .primary_button > span")).click();
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