Does explicit wait override implicit wait?

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chellbelle

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Sep 14, 2012, 1:00:15 AM9/14/12
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If I set an implicit wait:
 
_driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(30, TimeUnit.SECONDS)
 
if I set an explicit wait after this with a shorter time, does the explicit wait override the value set above?
 
WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(_driver, 10);
WebElement a = wait.until(ExpectedConditions.elementToBeClickable(By.id("element")));
 
 
 
Thanks,
michelle
 
 

Luke Inman-Semerau

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Sep 14, 2012, 11:58:19 AM9/14/12
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Nope... and this is an interesting scenario. What will happen in this case is the ExpectedCondition will attempt a driver.findElement (at time 0) and the server (the part of code that is executing in the actual browser) will keep trying to find the element for up to 30 seconds. If it doesn't find the element it will timeout after 30 seconds and the wait will finally get a response, since 30 seconds > 10 seconds it won't try again and it will throw a timeout exception.

 
 

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chellbelle

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Sep 14, 2012, 6:12:19 PM9/14/12
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Thanks for your response. I did some investigation and testing and this is exactly what is happening.

kunal tambe

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Feb 27, 2018, 8:32:22 AM2/27/18
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Hi Luke... 

What will happen in the reverse scenario - 

If I set an implicit wait:
 
_driver.manage().timeouts().implicitlyWait(10, TimeUnit.SECONDS)
 
if I set an explicit wait after this with a shorter time, does the explicit wait override the value set above?
 
WebDriverWait wait = new WebDriverWait(_driver, 30);
WebElement a = wait.until(ExpectedConditions.elementToBeClickable(By.id("element")));

In such scenario, after how much time...it will throw nosuchelementexception, if element is not found.
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