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Script a simple Google search with WATIR using Elipse [ID:1472] (1/4)

in series: Web Testing with Open Source tools - Overview and example

video tutorial by Robert Marchetti, added 06/09

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This is the first in the series on how to Script a simple Google search with WATIR using Eclipse as the IDE.

require "watir"

url = ""

 ie =
 ie.goto url
ie.text_field(:name, "q").set ""

ie.button(:name, "btnG").click


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8. what channel is nba tv on charter Thu, 19 Aug 2010 02:12

C:/Program Files/NetBeans 6.9/ruby/jruby-1.5.0/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require': no such file to load -- watir (LoadError)

from C:/Program Files/NetBeans 6.9/ruby/jruby-1.5.0/lib/ruby/site_ruby/1.8/rubygems/custom_require.rb:31:in `require'

from C:\Documents and Settings\gener.delacruz\Desktop\CaseData\lib\modules\search.rb:1

i got this error during my test run

how can i fix this... thanks..

7. parajumper jas mannen Fri, 19 Feb 2010 14:13

Hello Sir,

I really love your video presentation. I am totally impressed and excited and decided to learn watir. Thanks a lot tons. You had set an inspiration for me to learn this. I am a non technical person and I have a tech phobia thinking I cannot do this. But after reading seeing ur presentation it gave me lot of confidence. Thanks a lot.


6. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 06:44

This is a great basic video

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