Identifying Xpath via UserCode

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Identifying Xpath via UserCode

Post by Rich63 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:35 am

I'm currently running automative tests against a web application. However, I'm struggling at selecting dynamic dates set via usercode. Below is a modifed snippet of my workings:

String searchDate =;

formating searchDate correctly

string selector = "/dom[@caption~'^site title']//div[#'paginator']/ul/li/a[@innerText~'^searchDate']";
Element elementX = Ranorex.Core.Element.FromPath(selector);

When inspecting elementX its Null. The selector above being used is from Ranorex Spy also.

Any help is appreciated

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Re: Identifying Xpath via UserCode

Post by odklizec » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:21 am


To apply variable in code, you must use it like this:

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string selector = "/dom[@caption~'^site title']//div[#'paginator']/ul/li/a[@innerText~'^"+ searchDate+"']";
BTW, please post a Ranorex snapshot (NOT screenshot) of UI you are trying to automate. This would help us to understand your UI and eventually suggest best approach.
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  • Ranorex xPath of problematic element(s)
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