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UI: "Found undefined alias for 'myalias'" when multiple aliases defined for element #4429

nitzel opened this issue Jun 11, 2019 · 5 comments


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@nitzel nitzel commented Jun 11, 2019

Current behavior:

When using .as('myalias') in a loop the message Found undefined alias for: 'myalias' shows up in the UI but it still works (in the console you can see that the alias resolved to two elements).

The message does not show up when the loop is only executed once.

Desired behavior:

This message should not appear and irritate the developer :)

Steps to reproduce: (app code and test code)

describe('Test', () => {
  it('test', () => {
    for (let i = 0; i < 2; i += 1) {


Cypress 3.3.1
OS Windows 10
Browsers Electron headed


Am I using aliases incorrectly here or is this just a misguided message from the UI?

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@jennifer-shehane jennifer-shehane commented Jun 17, 2019

Oh, yeah, this is a bug. This isn't even concerned with the loop, it seems that when using aliases for elements, if more than 1 is matching, the UI messes up a bit and displays this undefined message.

I believe this was introduced in this PR #2960

Code to reproduce:

it('test', () => {

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@cypress-bot cypress-bot bot commented Jun 26, 2019

The code for this is done in cypress-io/cypress#4556, but has yet to be released.
We'll update this issue and reference the changelog when it's released.

@cypress-io cypress-io deleted a comment from cypress-bot bot Jun 26, 2019
@jennifer-shehane jennifer-shehane self-assigned this Jun 26, 2019
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@cypress-bot cypress-bot bot commented Jun 27, 2019

Released in 3.3.2.

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@aislanmaia aislanmaia commented Aug 31, 2020

I'm having the same bug

@jennifer-shehane jennifer-shehane removed their assignment Oct 19, 2020
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@jennifer-shehane jennifer-shehane commented Oct 19, 2020

This issue will be closed to further comment as the exact issue here was resolved and tested.

If you're experiencing a bug similar to this in Cypress, please open a new issue with a fully reproducible example that we can run. There may be a specific edge case with the issue that we need more detail to fix.

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