LeonarD LeonarD - 7 months ago 15
Java Question

How to set path for executable IE drivers in Selenium WebDriver

I am trying to run the following code on my machine (win XP & IE8)

public class bookie {
private WebDriver driver;
private String baseUrl;
private boolean acceptNextAlert = true;
private StringBuffer verificationErrors = new StringBuffer();

@Before
public void setUp() throws Exception {
DesiredCapabilities caps = DesiredCapabilities.internetExplorer();
caps.setCapability(InternetExplorerDriver.INTRODUCE_FLAKINESS_BY_IGNORING_SECURITY_DOMAINS,true);
driver = new InternetExplorerDriver(caps);
baseUrl = "http://book.theautomatedtester.co.uk/";
driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(30, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
}

@Test
public void testbookie() throws Exception {
System.setProperty("webdriver.ie.driver", "IEDriverServer.exe");
driver.get(baseUrl + "/");
driver.findElement(By.linkText("Chapter1")).click();
driver.findElement(By.id("radiobutton")).click();
new Select(driver.findElement(By.id("selecttype"))).selectByVisibleText("Selenium Core");
driver.findElement(By.linkText("Home Page")).click();
driver.findElement(By.linkText("Chapter2")).click();
driver.findElement(By.id("but1")).click();
driver.findElement(By.xpath("//input[@value='Sibling Button']")).click();
driver.findElement(By.linkText("Index")).click();
driver.findElement(By.linkText("Chapter1")).click();
new Select(driver.findElement(By.id("selecttype"))).selectByVisibleText("Selenium Grid");
driver.findElement(By.linkText("Home Page")).click();
driver.quit();
}


But the stack trace which i was provided is


java.lang.IllegalStateException: The path to the driver executable
must be set by the webdriver.ie.driver system property; at
org.openqa.selenium.remote.service.DriverService.findExecutable(DriverService.java:105)
at
org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriverService.access$1(InternetExplorerDriverService.java:1)
at
org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriverService$Builder.build(InternetExplorerDriverService.java:230)
at
org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver.setupService(InternetExplorerDriver.java:263)
at
org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver.(InternetExplorerDriver.java:182)
at
org.openqa.selenium.ie.InternetExplorerDriver.(InternetExplorerDriver.java:159)
at bookie.setUp(bookie.java:19) at
sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) at
sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source) at
sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(Unknown Source) at
java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Unknown Source) at
org.junit.runners.model.FrameworkMethod$1.runReflectiveCall(FrameworkMethod.java:47)
at
org.junit.internal.runners.model.ReflectiveCallable.run(ReflectiveCallable.java:12)
at
org.junit.runners.model.FrameworkMethod.invokeExplosively(FrameworkMethod.java:44)
at
org.junit.internal.runners.statements.RunBefores.evaluate(RunBefores.java:24)
at
org.junit.internal.runners.statements.RunAfters.evaluate(RunAfters.java:27)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.runLeaf(ParentRunner.java:271) at
org.junit.runners.BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.runChild(BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.java:70)
at
org.junit.runners.BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.runChild(BlockJUnit4ClassRunner.java:50)
at org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$3.run(ParentRunner.java:238) at
org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$1.schedule(ParentRunner.java:63) at
org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.runChildren(ParentRunner.java:236) at
org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.access$000(ParentRunner.java:53) at
org.junit.runners.ParentRunner$2.evaluate(ParentRunner.java:229) at
org.junit.runners.ParentRunner.run(ParentRunner.java:309) at
org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit4.runner.JUnit4TestReference.run(JUnit4TestReference.java:38)
at
org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.TestExecution.run(TestExecution.java:38)
at
org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.RemoteTestRunner.runTests(RemoteTestRunner.java:460)
at
org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.RemoteTestRunner.runTests(RemoteTestRunner.java:673)
at
org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.RemoteTestRunner.run(RemoteTestRunner.java:386)
at
org.eclipse.jdt.internal.junit.runner.RemoteTestRunner.main(RemoteTestRunner.java:196)

Answer

Place the driver in some location like C:\Selenium\iexploredriver.exe

Then

File file = new File("C:/Selenium/iexploredriver.exe");
System.setProperty("webdriver.ie.driver", file.getAbsolutePath());
WebDriver driver = new InternetExplorerDriver();

Below line should be first line of setUp() function

System.setProperty("webdriver.ie.driver", "IEDriverServer.exe");