Wednesday, March 7, 2012

WebDriver - Dynamic Table

Scenario: Sometimes we have a dynamic table, in which neither the number of rows, or the order is constant. And in such case if you have to verify and particular values from the table you can use the following technique.

Assumption: Following table is dynamic table, which can have any number of rows and order or the records may also change every time you load.

Names Designationsalary
AjayTeam Lead50000
SantoshProject Manager100000

TestCase: Verify the Salary of Gaurang from the above table.

 * @author Gaurang Shah
 * Purpose: To demonstrate how to verify Dynamic Table in Selenium 
import static org.junit.Assert.*;

import java.util.List;

import org.junit.AfterClass;
import org.junit.BeforeClass;
import org.junit.Test;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;

public class WebDriverTable {
 public static WebDriver driver;

 public static void setup() {
  // Create a new instance of the Firefox driver
  driver = new FirefoxDriver();

 public static void tearDown() {
  // Close the browser

 public void testDynamicTable() throws InterruptedException {

  String salary = "0";
  List<WebElement> totalRows = driver.findElements(By

  for (int row = 1; row <= totalRows.size(); row++) {
   // Fetch the text of first column (name)
   String name = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//table[@name='salaryTable']/tbody/tr["+row+"]/td[1]")).getText();

   // If name matches gaurang fetch the text of third column (salary)
   if (name.equalsIgnoreCase("gaurang")) {
    salary = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//table[@name='salaryTable']/tbody/tr["+row+"]/td[3]")).getText();

  assertEquals("Verify Salary", "45000", salary);

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Selenium - Firefox with Custom Profile

There are few scenarios where we require to run Firefox with custom profile, I will cover the scenarios in my upcoming posts, however let me post how to run Selenium with Custom Firefox profile.
First you require to create a custom Firefox profile. Let's see how to create.

  1. Open the run menu and type following command
    Firefox -ProfileManager
  2. It will open the below dialog box, Click on "Create Profile" Click on "Next" 
  3. From below dialog box On below dialog click on "Choose Folder" first and then choose the folder where you want to save you custom profile, and then click "Finish" button. 
Now your custom profile has created. To run Selenium with custom profile, you need to start selenium RC and need to provide the path where your custom profile is stored as mention below
java -jar selenium-server-standalone-2.19.0.jar -firefoxProfileTemplate "d:\Gaurang\Selenium\Custom_Profile"