Send keys not working selenium webdriver python

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I need to send text to description textarea. There is some predefined text which is cleared after click. I tried to use clear() or click() before sendkeys but nothing works correctly. It will send text there but it is still grey and after saving page there is error that tere is no text in description... Can I use something else instead of send keys? Thanks

Textarea looks like:

<textarea id="manage_description" class="eTextArea" name="e.description" cols="" rows="" onfocus="clearDescHint(this);" onblur="resetDescHint(this);" style="color: grey;"></textarea>

send_keys not working

self.driver.find_element_by_id('manage_description').send_keys("TEST")
Sep 28, 2018 in Selenium by Perry
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As you mentioned send_keys("TEST") are not working, there are a couple of alternatives to send a character sequence to respective fields as mentioned below :

  1. Use Keys.NUMPAD3 [simulating send_keys("3")]:

    login.send_keys(Keys.NUMPAD3)
  2. Use JavascriptExecutor with getElementById :

    self.driver.execute_script("document.getElementById('login_email').value='12345'")
  3. Use JavascriptExecutor with getElementsById :

    self.driver.execute_script("document.getElementsById('login_password')[0].value='password'")
answered Sep 28, 2018 by Meci Matt
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