RE: Advise on locating elements when there is a page refresh that happens

Hi ,

Am trying to automate JIRA application create_issue .When create button is clicked , there is page which gets displayed that allows us to select project,issue_type, summary etc and then finally submit .

I observe that when we select a project in the project field and press enter, the page gets refreshed . Now i try to locate the next element which is issue_type but get the below error.

Clicked on create_link
Project Selected
Exception in thread “main” org.openqa.selenium.StaleElementReferenceException: Element not found in the cache – perhaps the page has changed since it was looked up
Command duration or timeout: 10.05 seconds

Could you please help identify what could be the issue ?

Thanks

Below is the JAVA code
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driver.findElement(By.xpath(“.//*[@id=’create_link’]”)).click();
System.out.println(“Clicked on create_link”);
WebElement project = driver.findElement(By.xpath(“.//*[@id=’project-field’]”));
project.click();
project.sendKeys(Keys.BACK_SPACE);
project.sendKeys(“A Test Project”);
project.sendKeys(Keys.ARROW_DOWN);
project.sendKeys(Keys.ENTER);
System.out.println(“Project Selected”);

wait.until(ExpectedConditions.presenceOfAllElementsLocatedBy(By.xpath(“//div[@id=’issuetype-single-select’]”)));
WebElement issue = driver.findElement(By.xpath(“.//input[@id=’issuetype-field’]”));

Asha Default Asked on November 21, 2014 in Selenium WebDriver.
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Hi Asha
Exception in thread “main” org.openqa.selenium.StaleElementReferenceException: Element not found in the cache  // This Exception comes when
Xpath oF Elment has been changed
Webdriver has already Find That Element  in Page But Because of Page Refresh The Xpath of Element has been Changed

Vice Professor Answered on November 21, 2014.
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