Drop-down menu option value not working using Selenium (Python)

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I am selecting an element from a drop-down menu. Like this:

<select id="games1" class="select" name="games">

    <option value="0">Choose your games:</option>

    <option value="1">Call Of Duty</option>

    <option value="2">Ninja</option>

</select>

First I clicked on it and working fine

inputElementGames = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//select["id='games']).click()

And when I select the element, let's say, Ninja. I tried the different thing with inputElementFruits.send_keys(...) but it did not work.

Jul 9, 2018 in Selenium by Martin
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2 answers to this question.

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Unless your click is firing ajax call to populate your list, you don't actually need to execute the click. Just find the element and then enumerate the options, selecting the option(s) you want.

Here is an example:

from selenium import webdriver

b = webdriver.Firefox()

b.find_element_by_xpath("//select[@name='element_name']/option[text()='option_text']").click()

 
answered Jul 9, 2018 by Samarpit
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+1 vote

from selenium.webdriver.support.select import Select

inputElementGames = Select(driver.find_element_by_xpath("//select["id='games'])).options
inputElementGames.select_by_visible_text('Ninja')
answered Nov 28, 2018 by Rijhu mal
Yup. That could also work!

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