Type command not working

@rick.bullard The screenshots are still not showing up.

I don’t understand I didn’t do screen shots last time. I pasted text.

Let me try again. And Ugh you can’t just paste HTML in without it disappearing. So please ignore the spaces at the < and >.
User ID:

< input name="M$layout$webInputForm$txtLoginName" type="text" autocomplete="off" maxlength="100" id="M_layout_txtLoginName" class="input_box full_width" autofocus="" >


< input name="M$layout$webInputForm$txtPassword" type="password" autocomplete="off" id="M_layout_webInputForm_txtPassword" class="input_box_full_width" >

Can you try this :

User ID




OK, I get the following:
[error] Invalid xpath [2]: //input[@id=‘M_layout_txtLoginName’]

Ideally I would like something like this:


@rick.bullard Can I access your test website ?

This is where I am testing.


@rick.bullard Try

User id :


Password :


Have you tried without XPath in the target box with the new ids from your posted code?
I note that they are different from the ids in your original post without all the extra text i.e. content_PCDZ_MMCA7G7_ctl00_webInputForm is missing

Command: type
Target: id=M_layout_txtLoginName
Value: testuser01


Command: type
Target: id=M_layout_webInputForm_txtPassword
Value: Fiserv1!


I get the following error:

[error] Invalid xpath [2]: //*[contains(@id, ’webInputForm_txtLoginName’)]

This is true if I use ‘_webInputForm_txtLoginName’ or ‘webInputForm_txtLoginName’.


The extra part (ie content_PCDZ_MMCA7G7_ctl00_webInputForm) is the dynamic part of the ID and part of the bonus option I mention. This data was in the original post (once Russ helped me out). And I just shortened the data in subsequent responses as Manpreet was providing the help I needed (ie getting XPath formatting correct).

Unfortunately Katalon Automation Recorder and Chrome are either not working together or my setup is somehow getting in the way. I say that because everything I have found on the web regarding KAR, XPath, etc. and what Manpreet is suggesting all matches up, but still with no viable results.


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@rick.bullard What I am understanding from here there is some inner working of Katalon IDE that is giving us this issue. As I mentioned that I have never used IDE. I do all the automation work in Katalon Studio. I will give this scenario a try this morning in my Katalon Studio Project and share my findings.

@rick.bullard So I tried this with Katalon Studio not Katalon Recorder (IDE) and it worked.

I created 2 objects :

User ID


And used them in the script :

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 com.kms.katalon.core.checkpoint.Checkpoint as Checkpoint
import com.kms.katalon.core.cucumber.keyword.CucumberBuiltinKeywords as CucumberKW
import com.kms.katalon.core.mobile.keyword.MobileBuiltInKeywords 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.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 internal.GlobalVariable as GlobalVariable



WebUI.click(findTestObject('New Folder/Page_Sign In - Cedar Point FCU/User_ID'), FailureHandling.STOP_ON_FAILURE)

WebUI.sendKeys(findTestObject('New Folder/Page_Sign In - Cedar Point FCU/User_ID'), 'test')

WebUI.setEncryptedText(findTestObject('New Folder/Page_Sign In - Cedar Point FCU/Password'), 'P9ET2sDE0SE=')

It worked :

OK, so I won’t be able to use Studio as I am using Recorder as a front end scripting tool fro CA’s (Broadcom) ASM WebDriver tool. And they only accept XML as an input form, as such I havent’ been able to fiugre out how to export a Studio project into XML.

Also I have been able to get the basic script to work with the Firefox extension. However, I can only use the full ID or XPath as any shortened version (i.e. to handle dynamic ID’s) has either failed with invalid xpath or just not actually clicked/typed. It feels like Recorder doesn’t handle the full XPath capabilities.

For record keeping the full paths that work are:
xpath=(.//*[normalize-space(text()) and normalize-space(.)=‘User ID’])[1]/following::input[1]


@rick.bullard If you want can you give specify the work flow you are trying to achieve ?

You want to run the XML generated by Katalon on another tool ?

Well, first I am just trying to get Katalon Recorder to work as I need it to. Once I can build a successful script (still more to go besides entering username and password) I will export to XML and upload that into a third party automation app.

Entering the username and password is currently my roadblock as I need to use a dynamic ID (not just this one site but I will be doing this for hundreds, with similar but not exact labels) to enter them.


This might be totally wrong, but did you tried the User_ID with class

And Password with

We need to solve this, otherwise there will be problems ahead on the road. Also from what I read on google IDE is not a good option for larger projects.

My apologies, I didn’t catch the xpath information in your screenshots.

My script now works from KAR in Firefox.


@rick.bullard So all good ?

Yes I am all good.

@rick.bullard Good to hear that.

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