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I have this code below which seems to not go to the else if statement. It runs the first part but never seems to go to part 2, if element 1 is already selected.

Thanks

if (!driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/div[4]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[2]/span/span[1]")).isSelected() ) {
    driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/div[4]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[2]/span/span[1]")).click();
} else if(!driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/div[4]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[2]/span/span[2]")).isSelected() ) {
    driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/div[4]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[2]/span/span[2]")).click();
}

What I want to happen is:

If Element 1 is not selected

Click it

Else Click Element 2

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  • So if the first if statement evaluates to a true condition you will never get to the code in the else if. If you want that second if to always be evaluated it needs to be a stand alone if and not an else if. If you can clarify what you are trying to accomplish we can give you more precise help.
    – Dan Snell
    Mar 24, 2015 at 22:38
  • Yes, If the first if is true ignore the else if, but it seems like else if is never run and just skipped even if the first statement is false.
    – Elsid
    Mar 25, 2015 at 13:38

1 Answer 1

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I made your code readable. Please do that from now on.

Your flow is as follows...

  • if span[1] is not selected then
  • click span[1]
  • else if span[2] is not selected then
  • click span[2]

Please clarify what precisely is happening so we can help you properly.

EDIT

As I mention above your second part is checking if span[2] is not selected...

  • If Element 1 is not selected
  • Click it
  • Else Click Element 2

Here is how you can follow your logic

if (!driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/div[4]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[2]/span/span[1]")).isSelected() ) {
    driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/div[4]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[2]/span/span[1]")).click();
} else {
    driver.findElement(By.xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div[2]/div[4]/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/div/div[1]/div[1]/div[2]/div[2]/span/span[2]")).click();
}
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  • That is exactly what is happening. If 1 is not selected click 1, else if 2 is not selected click 2. Since only 1 can be selected at a time, two will never be selected if it goes to the else statement.
    – Elsid
    Mar 25, 2015 at 13:14
  • so what do you want to happen? you have not made that clear in the question Mar 25, 2015 at 13:16
  • edited question see above
    – Elsid
    Mar 25, 2015 at 13:32

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