How to select a drop-down menu option value with Selenium (Python)?

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We can select a drop-down menu option value with Selenium webdriver. The Select class in Selenium is used to handle drop-down. In an html document, the drop-down is identified with the <select> tag.

Let us see the html structure of a drop-down.

For using the methods of Select class we have to import selenium.webdriver.support.select.Select in our code. Let us discuss the methods available to select an option from drop-down−

  • select_by_visible_text (arg) – The arg which is passed as a parameter to the method is selected if it matches with the text which is visible in the dropdown.

    Syntax−

    sel = Select (driver.find_element_by_id ("name"))

    sel.select_by_visible_text ('Visible Text')

  • select_by_value (arg) – The arg which is passed as a parameter to the method is selected if it matches with the option value in the dropdown.

    Syntax−

    sel = Select (driver.find_element_by_id ("name"))

    sel.select_by_value ('Value')

  • select_by_index (arg) – The arg which is passed as a parameter to the method is selected if it matches with the option index in the dropdown.

    The index begins from zero.

    Syntax−

    sel = Select (driver.find_element_by_id ("name"))

    sel.select_by_index (1)

Example

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.webdriver.support.select import Select
import timedriver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path="C:\\chromedriver.exe")
driver.implicitly_wait(0.5)
driver.get("https://www.tutorialspoint.com/selenium/selenium_automation_practice.htm")
# identify dropdown with Select class
sel = Select(driver.find_element_by_xpath("//select[@name='continents']"))
#select by select_by_visible_text() method
sel.select_by_visible_text("Europe")
time.sleep(0.8)
#select by select_by_index() method
sel.select_by_index(0)
driver.close()
raja
Published on 18-Sep-2020 08:37:17
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