How can I handle ElementNotInteractableException?
org.openqa.selenium.ElementNotInteractableException: Element is not reachable by keyboard
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ElementNotInteractableException is the W3C exception which is thrown to indicate that although an element is present on the HTML DOM, it is not in a state that can be interacted with.
Reasons & Solutions :
The reason for ElementNotInteractableException to occur can be numerous.
- Temporary Overlay of other WebElement over the WebElement of our interest :
In this case, the direct solution would have been to induce ExplicitWait i.e. WebDriverWait in combination with ExpectedCondition as invisibilityOfElementLocated as folllows:
WebDriverWait wait2 = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10); wait2.until(ExpectedConditions.invisibilityOfElementLocated(By.xpath("xpath_of_element_to_be_invisible"))); driver.findElement(By.xpath("xpath_element_to_be_clicked")).click();
A better solution will be to get a bit more granular and instead of using ExpectedCondition as invisibilityOfElementLocated we can use ExpectedCondition as elementToBeClickable as follows:
WebDriverWait wait1 = new WebDriverWait(driver, 10); WebElement element1 = wait1.until(ExpectedConditions.elementToBeClickable(By.xpath("xpath_of_element_to_be_clicked"))); element1.click();
2.Permanent Overlay of other WebElement over the WebElement of our interest :