Unable to click on Xpath element even the correct path,tried with Webdriver wait and Javascript executor still no use.

My code:



<button id="paginationNext" class="btn pagination2__next" data-selenium="pagination-next-btn">Next</button>
  • My HTML page as below <button id="paginationNext" class="btn pagination2__next" data-selenium="pagination-next-btn">Next</button>
    – Sinu Reddy
    Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 1:04
  • 2
    Might I ask why you use an xpath when you can easily use the id attribute? Also, it would help to know what kind of error you get when you execute it.
    – Daniel
    Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 1:13
  • I tried with Id also same issue then only trying with Xpath, actually the above one when i clicked it should go to next page,but now it's not clicking and no error Tried the below method as well. WebElement element=driver.findElement(By.xpath(".//*[text()='Next']")); JavascriptExecutor js1 = (JavascriptExecutor) driver; js1.executeScript("arguments[0].scrollIntoView()", element); element.click();
    – Sinu Reddy
    Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 5:26
  • When i use id getting below error. org.openqa.selenium.WebDriverException: unknown error: Element <button id="pagination..." class="btn pagination2__next" data-selenium="pagination-next-btn">Next</button> is not clickable at point (1250, 689). Other element would receive the click: <div class="BackToTop--btn">...</div> My code : driver.findElement(By.id("paginationNext"));
    – Sinu Reddy
    Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 6:42
  • Why xpath instead of id ?
    – NarendraR
    Commented Feb 18, 2019 at 7:01

3 Answers 3


The below code is solved my problem..:)

   String pageCount = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//span[@id='paginationPageCount']")).getText();
        String[] count = pageCount.split(" ");
        int s = Integer.valueOf(count[3]);
        int k =0;
            if(k < s){
                int attempts = 0;
                 while(attempts < 2) {
                        try {
                            Actions actions = new Actions(driver); 
                        } catch(StaleElementReferenceException e) {
                WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10000);

Seems like there are more than one element with the id "paginationNext". Try replacing the xpath with the css locator


If this also does not work, please share a part of the HTML code to arrive at a xpath/css selector that would locate the element you're looking for precisely.

  • Thanks for response,but still no luck,the below is my HTML code to arrive to the button <div class="clearfix pagination-panel" data-selenium="pagination-panel"><div id="paginationContainer" class="pagination2 clearfix" data-selenium="pagination"><span id="paginationPageCount" class="pagination2__text" data-selenium="pagination-text">Page 1 of 2</span><button id="paginationNext" class="btn pagination2__next" data-selenium="pagination-next-btn">Next</button></div></div>
    – Sinu Reddy
    Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 14:41
  • Can you post a formatted version?
    – Sameem
    Commented Feb 17, 2019 at 16:39

You have a data-selenium attribute. It would make the most sense to use that.


  • Thanks for all responses,Problem is resolved using Actions and WebdriverWait
    – Sinu Reddy
    Commented Feb 18, 2019 at 8:33

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