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I am using robot framework. How can I test if a checkbox is selected? I want to run a keyword if a checkbox is selected like:

 ${checked} =   Checkbox Should Not Be Selected  xpath=.//*[@id='0,1,1,6']/td[11]/input
    Run Keyword if  '${checked}'  Click Element  xpath=.//*[@id='0,1,1,6']/td[11]/input  and wait

i.e. to click there if is not already clicked.

(The code of above is wrong, I know)

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Use Run Keyword And Return Status

It runs the given keyword with given arguments and returns the status as a Boolean value. This keyword returns True if the keyword that is executed succeeds and False if it fails. This is useful, for example, in combination with Run Keyword If. If you are interested in the error message or return value, use Run Keyword And Ignore Error instead.

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Keyword: Checkbox Should Be Selected

Arguments: locator

Documentation: Verifies checkbox identified by locator is selected/checked. Key attributes for checkboxes are id and name. See introduction for details about locating elements.

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Thanks for answering. As you can see I am using "Checkbox should be selected" in my code (in fact I am using the negation). This command works like an assertion and not a question. When the assertion fails the test stops. I want to ask if the checkbox is checked and not to assert that the checkbox should be checked. – Luixv Feb 24 '13 at 7:24

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