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Dynamic Input id

Post by skhanpara » Tue Apr 29, 2014 8:30 pm

I am testing on a Web form, which has input box and the ID of that input box changes with every login
Even if the user is same, the ID will be different with every login

I am not able to click on the input box.

Please suggest

Thank you

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Re: Dynamic Input id

Post by odklizec » Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:02 pm


It would be helpful if you provide us with the snasphot of your problematic element. It's hard to help you without deeper knowledge of your app/element in question.

Also, I would suggest you to read this blog post...
http://www.ranorex.com/blog/automated-t ... ynamic-ids
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Re: Dynamic Input id

Post by mzperix » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:58 am

Hi skhanpara,

As odklizec suggested, you may share us some more information about the xpath Ranorex genrates, and look into the blog post he suggested.

On a further note, if the ID consists of a fix and a dynamic part, like @id="pasword_1222", then you can change the xpath from @id="password_1222" to @id~"^password"

The ~ operator is the "contains" operator, while the ^ sign means "starts with".

So what i did is: find an ID that starts with "password".

Som more reading about Xpath: http://www.ranorex.com/support/user-gui ... xpath.html

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Re: Dynamic Input id

Post by skhanpara » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:34 pm

Thanks everyone for your reply

http://www.ranorex.com/blog/automated-t ... ynamic-ids

the link really help me out