What Is The Difference Between Assert And Verify In Selenium

Both Assert and Verify commands are used to find whether a given input is present or not on the webpage. There are some difference between Assert and Verify in Selenium.

Let’s see the basic difference between Assert and Verify in Selenium:

Assert command in selenium:

When an “assert” command fails, the test execution will be aborted. So when the Assertion fails, all the test steps after that line of code are skipped. The solution to overcoming this issue is to use a try-catch block. We use the Assertion in the try catch block. Mostly, the assert command is used when the end result of the check value should pass to continue to the next step.

In simple words, if the assert condition is true then the program control will execute the next test step but if the condition is false, the execution will stop and further test step will not be executed.

To overcome this we use Soft Assert in TestNG. Checkout below post to know what is Soft Assert.

Must Read: Soft Assert in Selenium

Verify command in selenium:

When a “verify” command fails, the test will continue executing and logging the failure. Mostly, the Verify command is used to check non-critical things. In such cases where we move forward even though the end result of the check value is failed.

In simple words, there wont be any halt in the test execution even though the verify condition is true or false.

Note: In TestNG, we use only Assert Statements. We can use Verify statement in terms of if-else and try-catch.

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Let’s see a basic example on Assertion in TestNG:

The below program is written using TestNG. Click here to see the post on How To Install TestNG.

After executing the above program, we see only “Assertion starts here…” in the console. We made the assertion fail deliberately. So, in the console we couldn’t see “A blog for Software Testers”. Here the assertion failed, so the next step to print “A blog for Software Testers” is skipped.

To over come this we use try-catch block. See the below program.

Must Read: TestNG Complete Tutorial

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5 thoughts on “What Is The Difference Between Assert And Verify In Selenium”

  1. I am using testng framework,
    I have a Baseclass which consists of Before and After suite
    I have a Loginclass extends Baseclass which consists of Test annotation consists of password and username passing from excel.
    I have a Home class extends LoginClass which consists of Test annotation consists of user information passing from excel.
    I am giving username and password wrong in excel,how to skip Homeclass without executing when Loginclass fails
    I needed the Condition to skip the Homeclass

    Reply

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