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I'my trying to apply an if / else statement in Python to know if I have an element or not and if it is the case, click on it. But I don't know why I have a syntax error and I don't see where I have made a mistake.

This is the part of my code concerned by this issue:

if driver.find_element_by_xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/button[2]"):
        driver.find_element_by_xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/button[2]".click()
        print "Oh this conversation already exists !"
    else:
        print "No conflict!

When I launch my script, I have the following syntax error:

>  File "group_discussion_script.py", line 51    print "Oh this
> conversation already exists !
>        ^ syntaxError: invalid syntax

I wonder if this line is really tolerated?

driver.find_element_by_xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/button[2]".click()

Any idea whats wrong?

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Fixed, I have simply forgot to close the parenthesis:

driver.find_element_by_xpath("/html/body/div[1]/div/div/div[2]/button[2]").click()
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    It is better to use relative xpath expression than absolute xpath expression.
    – Yu Zhang
    Oct 14, 2016 at 9:00

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