# How to automate Calendar using Selenium WebDriver for Testing?

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We can automate a calendar using Selenium webdriver. It may be a bit difficult to automate tests on a calendar since the selection of day, month, and year can be different in web UI from one calendar to another.

A calendar can be in the form of a dropdown selection or with backward and forward buttons to select up and down in dates or with any other features. Let us see an example of selection of the 03/02/2021(2nd March, 2021) date in the below calendar −

In the above example, the calendar is within a table. A table is represented by <table> tag and its rows are represented by the <tr> tag and columns by <td> tag.

To pick a date, we have to access all the elements within the td tag with the help of the findElements method.

The findElements method returns a list of elements. We shall iterate over this list(with a loop) and search a particular date. Once we get the expected date, we would click on it and then break out of the loop.

## Example

import org.openqa.selenium.WebDriver;
import org.openqa.selenium.WebElement;
import org.openqa.selenium.firefox.FirefoxDriver;
import java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit;
import org.openqa.selenium.By;
import java.util.List;
public class CalendarDt{
public static void main(String[] args) {
System.setProperty("webdriver.gecko.driver",
"C:\\Users\\ghs6kor\\Desktop\\Java\\geckodriver.exe");
WebDriver driver = new FirefoxDriver();
//implicit wait
driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(5, TimeUnit.SECONDS);
//URL launch
driver.get("https://jqueryui.com/datepicker/#date%E2%88%92range");
//identify and switch to frame
WebElement r = driver.findElement(By.xpath("//iframe[@class='demo-frame']"));
driver.switchTo().frame(r);
//identify element
WebElement e = driver.findElement(By.id("datepicker"));
e.click();
//identify elements with td tag in list
List<WebElement> d =driver.findElements(By.xpath("//table/tbody/tr/td"));
//iterate list
for (int i = 0; i<d.size(); i++) {
//check expected data
String s = d.get(i).getText();
if (s.equals("2")) {
d.get(i).click();
break;
}
}
//get data selected
String m = e.getAttribute("value");
System.out.print("Date selected in calendar is: "+ m);
//close browser
driver.quit();
}
}

## Output

Published on 08-Apr-2021 07:37:51