One of the biggest pain points in traditional automation is lack of flexible mechanism to identify an element at runtime. Element Explorer in ACCELQ is a powerful feature supporting comprehensive mechanism to reliably build element locators.
While it is advisable to always use Element Explorer features to build the element locator natively, it is very much possible to re-use existing locators if you wish to. Switch to Advanced Mode in the Element Explorer which allows you to type in the locator syntax string based on following formats:
- XPath Syntax
- CSS Selector
- jQuery Selector
Please note that some of the downstream features such as Element highlighting, View Retirement etc. features require manual intervention if you are using the Advanced Mode.