java.lang.IllegalStateException: The driver executable does not exist
The java.lang.IllegalStateException with the message "The driver executable does not exist" typically occurs in the context of automated testing using web automation frameworks such as Selenium WebDriver.
Selenium WebDriver is a popular tool for automating web browsers to perform functional testing of web applications. When you use Selenium WebDriver to automate browser interactions, you often need to specify a "driver executable," which is a separate executable file that acts as a bridge between your Java code and the web browser being automated. This executable file is provided by the browser vendor and is specific to the browser being automated (e.g., ChromeDriver for Google Chrome, GeckoDriver for Mozilla Firefox).
The error message you've provided indicates that the specified driver executable file does not exist in the specified location. This typically happens when the path you've provided for the driver executable is incorrect or the file is missing.
Here's an example of how you might encounter this error while using Selenium WebDriver with ChromeDriver:
In the above code, if the specified path to the ChromeDriver executable is incorrect, it will result in an IllegalStateException with the message "The driver executable does not exist."
To resolve this issue:
- Make sure you have downloaded the correct driver executable for the browser you are automating. You can find these executables on the official websites of browser vendors or through WebDriver documentation.
- Provide the correct path to the driver executable using the System.setProperty() method. Ensure that the path is correct and the file actually exists in that location.
Here's an example of how you might correct the code:
Remember to replace "C:\\Users\\Satnam\\Downloads\\chromedriver-win32\\chromedriver-win32\\chromedriver.exe" with the actual path to the correct ChromeDriver executable on your system.