Confirm that the time and date match the current time and date

import com.kms.katalon.core.checkpoint.Checkpoint as Checkpoint
import com.kms.katalon.core.cucumber.keyword.CucumberBuiltinKeywords as CucumberKW
import as Mobile
import com.kms.katalon.core.model.FailureHandling as FailureHandling
import com.kms.katalon.core.testcase.TestCase as TestCase
import com.kms.katalon.core.testdata.TestData as TestData
import com.kms.katalon.core.testng.keyword.TestNGBuiltinKeywords as TestNGKW
import com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.TestObject as TestObject
import com.kms.katalon.core.webservice.keyword.WSBuiltInKeywords as WS
import com.kms.katalon.core.webui.keyword.WebUiBuiltInKeywords as WebUI
import as Windows
import internal.GlobalVariable as GlobalVariable
import org.openqa.selenium.Keys as Keys
import static com.kms.katalon.core.checkpoint.CheckpointFactory.findCheckpoint
import static com.kms.katalon.core.testcase.TestCaseFactory.findTestCase
import static com.kms.katalon.core.testdata.TestDataFactory.findTestData
import static com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.ObjectRepository.findTestObject
import static com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.ObjectRepository.findWindowsObject
import io.appium.java_client.AppiumDriver as AppiumDriver
import as MobileDriverFactory
import io.appium.java_client.MobileElement as MobileElement
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat as SimpleDateFormat
import java.util.Calendar as Calendar
import io.appium.java_client.AppiumDriver
import io.appium.java_client.MobileElement
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat
import java.util.Calendar
import org.openqa.selenium.By
import groovy.time.TimeCategory

Calendar calendar = Calendar.getInstance()
SimpleDateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat(‘yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss’)
String currentDateTime = sdf.format(calendar.getTime())
String elementText = Mobile.verifyElementText(findTestObject(‘GVNew/Time of Last Cards Sync’), 10)
if (elementText == currentDateTime) {
println(“Element date and time match current date and time. Continuing with statements…”)
} else {
println(“Element date and time do not match current date and time. Stopping the test case.”)
the error : groovy.lang.MissingMethodException: No signature of method: static is applicable for argument types: (com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.MobileTestObject, java.lang.Integer) values: [TestObject - ‘Object Repository/GVNew/Time of Last Cards Sync’, …]
Possible solutions: verifyElementText(com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.TestObject, java.lang.String), verifyElementText(com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.TestObject, java.lang.String, com.kms.katalon.core.model.FailureHandling), verifyElementExist(com.kms.katalon.core.testobject.TestObject, int)

I need to compare the date and time displayed on the screen with the current date and time. I have tried many methods, including using the previous code, but I am encountering an error. I have attempted various approaches without success. Please assist me.

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Please print the value of elementText and currentDateTime into the system.out and show it to us. This would help us to understand how wrong your code is.

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You used the Mobile.verifyElementText with wrong arguments. What’s wrong? Read the doc.

You are expecting the Mobiel.verifyElementText to return a String as the content of an HTML element, but it never does so. Read the doc. The keyword will return a Boolean value (true or false). And Groovy interpreter implicitly conversts the boolean true to a string "true". So your code will always see "true" or "false" as the value of a call to Mobile.verifyElementText(). That’s not what you are expecting.

I believe, you want to use Mobile.waitForElementPresent and Mobile.getText.

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The java.util.Calendar class is outdated. Since Java 8, you shouldn’t use it any longer. You should prefer the Date Time API of Java 8. See

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The problem unaddressed here comes directly from the title of this thread:

Confirm that the time and date [WHERE?] match the current time and date [WHERE?]

Typically, there are at least TWO, usually THREE, sometimes more parts in play, all of which have context relating to current time and and date :

User agent (browser) ← → Web server ← → Database

If you don’t understand the context, you can’t write a meaningful test.

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