How to Automate Blockchain Activity with UI clicks

Mayank Gupta
2 min readSep 10, 2023

Automating blockchain activity through UI clicks can be challenging, as blockchain operations often involve complex interactions with decentralized applications (dApps) and web3.js libraries. However, you can automate interactions with blockchain UIs using tools like Selenium WebDriver and JavaScript. Here’s a general guide on how to approach this:

Setup Environment:

  • Install Node.js and npm.
  • Create a Node.js project for your automation script.

Install Dependencies:

  • Install necessary packages using npm. You’ll likely need Selenium WebDriver and a WebDriver for your preferred browser (e.g., ChromeDriver).

Write Automation Script:

  • Import required libraries:
  • const { Builder, By, Key, until } = require('selenium-webdriver');
  • Create a function for blockchain automation:
async function automateBlockchainActivity() {   
const driver = new Builder().forBrowser('chrome').build();
try {
// Open the blockchain UI
await driver.get('https://blockchain-url.com');
// Perform UI interactions (e.g., clicks, input data)
const button = await driver.findElement(By.id('buttonId'));
await button.click();
// Wait for blockchain transaction confirmation or response
await driver.wait(until.elementLocated(By.id('responseElement')), 15000);
// Extract and log the response
const response = await driver.findElement(By.id('responseElement')).getText();
console.log('Blockchain Response:', response);
}
catch (error) {
console.error('Error:', error);
}
finally {
await driver.quit();
} }
  • Execute the Script:
  • Call the automateBlockchainActivity() function to execute the automation.
  • automateBlockchainActivity();

Handle Complex Interactions:

  • Depending on the complexity of your blockchain activity, you may need to handle multiple UI interactions, pop-ups, authentication, and input validation.

Error Handling and Logging:

  • Implement error handling to capture and log any exceptions or issues during the automation process.

Please note that this is a simplified example, and real-world blockchain interactions may involve interacting with MetaMask or other wallet extensions, handling blockchain events, and working with smart contracts. Additionally, consider the security implications and ensure that you have the necessary permissions to automate blockchain activities on the platform you are testing.

Always exercise caution and follow best practices when automating blockchain activities, as they involve real assets and transactions.

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Mayank Gupta

QA Automation Lead | Web Automation | Mobile Automation | API Automation l Performance | Web Security | IOT | Blockchain