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
    Feb 16 '18 at 13:35
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    It tells me that it's not mandatory to handle failures
    – Adelin
    Feb 16 '18 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
    Feb 19 '18 at 9:12

Your element seems to be present, but unreachable.

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


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