I am using Appium and Cucumber with Ruby to carry out some UI tests on our application. I want to use the code below to select a button, with the same name but found in two different cells, for example cell 1 and cell 2. I do not want to use Xpath for this, I would really prefer to stick to using name.

Then(/^I click 'Like' on first file$/) do find_element(:name, "Like").click end

Then(/^I click 'Like' on second file$/) do find_element(:name, "Like").click end

Does anybody have any ideas on how to achieve this? Using each of these lines of code will only interact with the first button, and I would like a way to be able to interact with any of the 'Like' buttons in the Table Cells without resorting to Xpath.

Thanks in advance!

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  • Could you add some explanation to your answer, explaining how this helps the poster?
    – Kate Paulk
    Mar 17, 2015 at 10:48
  • Indeed for programmers this will make sense, but maybe not for testers with only very basic programming skills. Mar 17, 2015 at 15:19
  • Those are the ruby alternatives with appium to achieve what user asked. He already mentioned find_element(:name, "Like").click so he his familiar with appium/ruby. Hope my answer help others. Mar 18, 2015 at 11:08

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