How can I resolve NoSuchElementException error thrown by findElement function in Selenium Webdriver

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How can I resolve NoSuchElementException error thrown by findElement() function in Selenium Webdriver?

Jul 4, 2019 in Selenium by Dinesh
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Hello Dinesh, this error usually occurs when browser isn't able to find the element on the webpage due to incomplete loading of the webpage. To resolve the issue, you can use Thread.sleep(time_in_miliseconds) to sleep/pause the execution, so that the page can be loaded completely before findElement method starts finding the required element. Take a look at the following code to understand better:

import org.openqa.selenium.By;

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;

import org.openqa.selenium.chrome.ChromeDriver;

public class TestClass {

    public static void main(String s[]) throws InterruptedException  {

        System.setProperty("webdriver.chrome.driver", "D:/chromedriver.exe");

        WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();         

        driver.get("http://google.com");         

        driver.findElement(By.name("q")).sendKeys("Selenium");         

        Thread.sleep(5000);

        driver.findElement(By.xpath("//div[@class='sbsb_a']//ul/li[4]")).click();         

    }

}
answered Jul 4, 2019 by Anvi
• 14,150 points
Thanks a lot dude, it worked perfectly.

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