Unable to identify Object from dropdown

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Unable to identify Object from dropdown

Post by vivek.guvva » Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:58 am


I have a drop down menu with just 2 options. I am trying to select 2nd option from drop down but the xpath of the second option is showing different every time when i checked using Instant tracking. I tried multiple times and everytime it is showing different as below.

body/div[16]/?/?/ul/li[@innertext='Release Week']
body/div[28]/?/?/ul/li[@innertext='Release Week']
body/div[30]/?/?/ul/li[@innertext='Release Week']
body/div[32]/?/?/ul/li[@innertext='Release Week']

When i use //ul/li[@innertext='Release Week'] xpath, it is not identifying the second option. I am attaching the snapshot as well. Please help me in identifying the object.
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Re: Unable to identify Object from dropdown

Post by lucian.teodorescu » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:48 am


There is an issue with the combobox/dropdown menus in browsers. Especially Chrome makes it harder to select an option than others, like IE or FF.

You can find some workarounds and related discussion here: http://www.ranorex.com/forum/cant-click ... t5683.html
Lucian Teodorescu
NetSun Software