Open - Selenium IDE
Open (URL) - Selenium IDE command
Meet Open - the most used command in the selenium IDE software testing tool.
The "Open" command opens the URL in the current selected browser tab.
The open command takes a full URL as input (recommended) or a path relative to the baseurl (outdated).
In UI.Vision RPA and our Selenium IDE++ web automation engine we removed the BaseURL input box from the UI, but exported HTML tests still contain it, so they remain compatible to the classic Firefox IDE and other use cases. To do so, the UI.Vision RPA IDE separates the URL of the open command into base url and relative path upon export.
The "openWindow" command is not supported by the UI.Vision RPA Selenium IDE. You can achieve the same result with the more flexibe selectWindow | TAB=OPEN | https://newurl.com command.
Note: If the OPEN argument does not start with http:// or https:// (e. g. "OPEN | /contact"), then UI.Vision RPA assumes this is a relative path it is appended to the existing URL.
In the below example, "https://ui.vision/" would be the former base url and "docs/selenium-ide" the relative path.
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Related Demo Macros
DemoAutofill and every other demo macro contain open.
The ready-to-import-and-run source code of all demo macros can be found in the Open-Source RPA software Github repository.
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