How to send variable with dynamic value at @findby in POM using java like -

//div[@class='item']/div[@class='containerbody'][@columnid=' "+i+" ']/div/div[contains(@class,'swimLaneheader')] where i is the variable

Please provide me some examples that includes @FindBy, with the dynamic declaration and dynamic value sending.

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This is not possible. Since Java annotations does not allow dynamic parameterization.

For more details check this answer.


Not exactly using @FindBy but the same effect could be achieved with something like that:

private static final String ROW_OF_GIVEN_PERSON = "//tr[contains(.,'%s')]";

public String getRowOfThePerson(String personName) {
    return String.format(ROW_OF_GIVEN_PERSON, personName);

WebElement element = driver.findElement(By.xpath(locators.getRowOfThePerson(personFullName)));

Where %s in xpath is replaced with personName given in parameter.

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    The effect is not the same. @FindBy annotation lets you use PageObject pattern powered by Selenium mechanisms which allow you to initialise the page elements using Java reflection.
    – Alexey R.
    Mar 7, 2018 at 12:24

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