Selenium IDE Click button error while clicking on Play Recording

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I'm using Selenium IDE and whenever I'm trying to play the recording, the value in the username and password field were getting removed upon clicking the login button.

Below is my HTML:

<tr>

  <td>open</td>

  <td>/en/login</td>

  <td></td>

</tr>

<tr>

  <td>type</td>

  <td>id=formHorizontalEmail</td>

  <td>uname</td>

</tr>

<tr>

  <td>type</td>

  <td>id=formHorizontalPassword</td>

  <td>passwd</td>

</tr>

<tr>

  <td>clickAndWait</td>

  <td>css=button.btn.btn-axa</td>

  <td></td>

</tr>
Jun 27, 2018 in Selenium by Martin
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2 answers to this question.

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Your code looks OK and would work fine on a "normal" website. Here, probably some Javascript on the website does not get triggered correctly and it erases the values. => Try using sendkeys instead of type.

answered Jun 27, 2018 by Samarpit
• 5,890 points
+1 vote

Hello,

There are a number of reasons that this could be failing. I will list a couple of them and steps to troubleshoot, but ultimately the problem here is that the IDE with no additional user interaction is not really the intended way for Selenium to be used. It's a nice to have to help you learn and create simple "hello world" style automation. To really use Selenium to its potential, you will need to have some understanding of HTML and CSS as well as be able to modify, extend or replace the selectors and generated IDE cod

  • There are multiple elements which match the element selector that you are using.
  • If alternative selectors are working, this is a likely reason. Often pages will have multiple similar elements, many of which may be hidden and/or disabled that match a selector that the IDE generates. Search the source to see if there are multiple elements that match, if so, use some alternative identifier. XPath and CSS selector will work here since you can give a "path" to your element including parent and ancestor which will make it unique. The default that the IDE comes up with may or may not include enough information to make it unique. You may need to construct an XPATH or CSS selector by hand that will work. For xpath, there are lots of examples online and tools to help you construct or test your xpath queries.The element you are attempting to interact with is inside of an iframe. This requires additional code to switch to the correct frame before interacting with the element.
  • Look up how to work with iframes using selenium IDE.
answered Nov 30, 2019 by surbhi
• 260 points
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