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How to refresh a page using selenium JavaScript ?

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  • Last Updated : 23 Nov, 2021

Selenium is a tool with the help of it, we can perform automation testing in web browsers. According to the official documentation of Selenium – Selenium can automate anything present on the web. Automation scripts in Selenium can be written in multiple programming languages like C#, JavaScript, Java, Python, and a few others. In the process of automation of a web, there can come many situations in which you will be required to refresh the page, so this article revolves around how a page can be refreshed automatically using selenium JavaScript.

Syntax:

driver.navigate().refresh();

Example:

driver.get("https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/");
driver.navigate().refresh();

In order to see how exactly we can make use of refresh driver method to refresh a web page in selenium javascript let’s see the following automation scenario.

Approach: Our task is to write an automation script that will open geeksforgeeks web page and refresh it. In order to perform the same we have to follow the following steps:

  • Create a webdriver (here chromedriver for chrome browser).
  • Build a new window of chrome using the chromedriver.
  • Navigate to geeksforgeeks website using the get method.
  • Refresh the page using refresh method.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:

index.js




// Require selenium webdriver
let webdriver = require("selenium-webdriver");
  
// Require webdriver for chrome
// browser called chromedriver
require("chromedriver");
  
// Build a new window of chrome
let driver = new webdriver.Builder()
.forBrowser("chrome").build();
  
// Open geeksforgeeks using get method
  
//refresh using the refresh driver method
driver.navigate().refresh();

Step to run the above code: Open the terminal and type the following command.

node index.js

Output:

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