When running the following code (in Katalon Studio):

if (WebUI.verifyElementPresent(findTestObject('Object Repository/xyz'), 
    5, FailureHandling.OPTIONAL)) {

I received the following error message:

Test Cases/abc FAILED because (of) Unable to click on object 'Object 
Repository/xyz' (Root cause: org.openqa.selenium.ElementNotVisibleException: 
element not visible)

So, even though the presence of the object is optional, I get an error message. Did you have a similar case?

  • the presence of the object is optional what tells you that the presence is optional?
    – Adelin
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 13:35
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    It tells me that it's not mandatory to handle failures
    – Adelin
    Commented Feb 16, 2018 at 13:48
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    My intention with this code is: "if the element is present, click it, if not continue...". So, if the element is not present, why should I get this error message, shouldn't it just continue with code execution?
    – Mate Mrše
    Commented Feb 19, 2018 at 9:12

2 Answers 2


Your element seems to be present, but unreachable.

Use verifyElementClickable(...) instead of verifyElementPresent(...)


Reference Document


Your element might be present but maybe hidden. Use verifyElementVisible instead, e.g:

if (WebUI.verifyElementVisible(findTestObject('Object Repository/xyz'), 
    FailureHandling.OPTIONAL)) {
    WebUI.click(findTestObject('Object Repository/xyz'))

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