How to save as PDF on Chrome using Selenium

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We can save a pdf file on Chrome using the Selenium webdriver. To download the pdf file in a specific location we have to take the help of the Options class.

We shall create an object of this class and apply add_experimental_option on it. Then pass the values - prefs and the path where the pdf is to be downloaded as parameters to this method.

Syntax

o = Options()
o.add_experimental_option("prefs" ,
{"download.default_directory": "../downloads"} )

Example

Code Implementation

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.chrome.options import Options
#object of Options
o = Options()
#path of downloaded pdf
o.add_experimental_option("prefs",{"download.default_directory": "../downloads"})
#pass Option to driver
driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path='../drivers/chromedriver', options=o)
#implicit wait
driver.implicitly_wait(0.5)
#url launch
driver.get("http://demo.automationtesting.in/FileDownload.html")
#maximize browser
driver.maximize_window()
#identify elements
l = driver.find_element_by_id('pdfbox')
l.send_keys("test")
m = driver.find_element_by_id('createPdf')
m.click()
n = driver.find_element_by_id('pdf-link-to-download')
n.click()
#driver quit
driver.quit()
raja
Published on 29-Jun-2021 07:48:18
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