How do you automatically download a Pdf with Selenium Webdriver in Python

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I have a URL that takes me directly to a pdf. I would like to automatically download that file. Below is my sample code.

from selenium import webdriver   
            
chromedriver ="//Server/Apps/chrome_driver/chromedriver.exe"                
download_dir = "C:\\Temp\\Download"
driver = webdriver.Chrome(chromedriver)
driver.implicitly_wait(15)
options = webdriver.chrome.options.Options()
profile = {"plugins.plugins_list": [{"enabled": False, "name": "Chrome PDF Viewer"}], # Disable Chrome's PDF Viewer
               "download.default_directory": download_dir , "download.extensions_to_open": "application/pdf"}
options.add_experimental_option("prefs", profile)

driver.get('https://www.troweprice.com/content/dam/trowecorp/Pdfs/TRPIL%20MiFID%20II%20Execution%20Quality%20Report%202017.pdf  ')
Mar 5, 2020 in Selenium by Deshurn
• 120 points

retagged Mar 5, 2020 by Gitika 26,572 views

1 answer to this question.

+1 vote

Try this code,

from selenium import webdriver

download_dir = "C:\\Temp\\Dowmload"  # for linux/*nix, download_dir="/usr/Public"
options = webdriver.ChromeOptions()

profile = {"plugins.plugins_list": [{"enabled": False, "name": "Chrome PDF Viewer"}], # Disable Chrome's PDF Viewer
               "download.default_directory": download_dir , "download.extensions_to_open": "applications/pdf"}
options.add_experimental_option("prefs", profile)
driver = webdriver.Chrome('//Server/Apps/chrome_driver/chromedriver.exe', chrome_options=options)  # Optional argument, if not specified will search path.

driver.get(`https://www.troweprice.com/content/dam/trowecorp/Pdfs/TRPIL%20MiFID%20II%20Execution%20Quality%20Report%202017.pdf`)

For further understanding, you can refer to the Selenium Course.

answered Mar 5, 2020 by Sirajul
• 59,230 points
still not working

Hey, @Madhav,

Could you please post your error logs? It will be better for us to resolve it ASAP.

Hello. Your code is not working. It does not save the PDF page, but opens it in the browser.

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