I am new to Robot Framework. I am trying to access the element/link inside a span tag. The number is a quote ID, which is a hyperlink that redirects to another page. Should I use Click Element or Click Link?

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  • Have you tried click element and click link to see what would happen? May 22, 2017 at 11:36
  • Yes i have tried but didn't work.Is there any other way to perform this action as element data is in span tag.
    – pradeep
    May 22, 2017 at 13:00

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It seems to me that this link is really a javascript event method with a underscore styling through CSS. This makes it appear to be a link, and more importantly behave like one. However, it may not work when we apply Click Link keyword on it.

As the event can be set to any tag, please use Click Element on the <span> but if that does not have the desired effect, on it's parent tags <div> and <td>. Any further up the tree doesn't make sense.

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