How to Find Button ID

I am not sure where in an element to get the button ID to pass to the click command. For example, where is the ID in the following?:

<a class="icon-area" href="/axis/classroom/techcheck?classId=12590772&amp;returnUrl=/axis/2/class/classroom?id=12590772" target="_blank">
                        <div class="icon enter"></div>
                        <div class="text" data-blurb-id="696207" data-woven="troopjs-ef/blurb/widget@2520">ENTER THE CLASS</div>
                    </a>

I’ve tried several things, and none of them work.

This element has no button ID (only some websites use button IDs, it is up to the web developer to add one, or not).

  • What does recording with Kantu give you as suggested locator (identifier)?
  • You can also try to use visionfind than you do not need any ID or xpath, just an image of the button.
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The procedure is to first click on a link which opens a popup, on which I need to click this button.
When recording, it successfully records the click to open the popup, then to click the button on the popup it gives:
Command: click; Target: //*[@id=“popoverStatus335675”]/div[2]/div/div/div[2]/div/div/div[1]/a/div[2] —which doesn’t work.
I tried an extra step of clicking on the popup before the button to make sure it is focussed, but that didn’t work either.

Edit: I also tried using visionfind. Unfortunately, that didn’t work either:

[status]
Playing macro Open Classroom
[info]
Executing: | click | //*[@id=“enterClassWrap”]/div[1]/div/div[2]/a/span[1] | |
[info]
Executing: | visionFind | cQKLPG_dpi_96.png | |
[info]
Executing: | click | #efp | |
[error]
timeout reached when looking for element ‘#elementfrompoint (1602.5, 1149.8333435058594)’
[info]
Macro failed (Runtime 15.44s)

Any chance you can link to the website?

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No, it’s a member area for a job I do, so I can’t give out the password.

After some experimentation I found a solution, so I’ll post it here:

{
“CreationDate”: “2018-6-18”,
“Commands”: [
{
“Command”: “open”,
“Target”: “https://axis.englishtown.com/Axis/2/class/teacherschedule#class/”,
“Value”: “”
},
{
“Command”: “click”,
“Target”: “//*[@id=“enterClassWrap”]/div[1]/div/div[2]/a/span[1]”,
“Value”: “”
},
{
“Command”: “waitForPageToLoad”,
“Target”: “id=popoverStatus994075”,
“Value”: “”
},
{
“Command”: “click”,
“Target”: “link=ENTER THE CLASS”,
“Value”: “”
}
]
}

I think the trick was waiting for the popup to load properly.