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How to select an item from a dropdown list using Selenium WebDriver with java?


Question

How can I select an item from a drop down list like gender (eg male, female) using Selenium WebDriver with Java?

I have tried this

WebElement select = driver.findElement(By.id("gender"));
List<WebElement> options = select.findElements(By.tagName("Male"));
for (WebElement option : options) {
    if("Germany".equals(option.getText()))
        option.click();   
}

My above code didn't work.

2017/10/19
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10/19/2017 12:59:43 PM


Just wrap your WebElement into Select Object as shown below

Select dropdown = new Select(driver.findElement(By.id("identifier")));

Once this is done you can select the required value in 3 ways. Consider an HTML file like this

<html>
<body>
<select id = "designation">
<option value = "MD">MD</option>
<option value = "prog"> Programmer </option>
<option value = "CEO"> CEO </option>
</option>
</select>
<body>
</html>

Now to identify dropdown do

Select dropdown = new Select(driver.findElement(By.id("designation")));

To select its option say 'Programmer' you can do

dropdown.selectByVisibleText("Programmer ");

or

dropdown.selectByIndex(1);

or

dropdown.selectByValue("prog");

Happy Coding :)

2018/04/16

Tagname you should mentioned like that "option", if text with space we can use this method it should work.

WebElement select = driver.findElement(By.id("gender"));
List<WebElement> options = select.findElements(By.tagName("option"));

for (WebElement option : options) {

if("Germany".equals(option.getText().trim()))

 option.click();   
}
2013/11/20

Google "select item selenium webdriver" brings up How do I set an option as selected using Selenium WebDriver (selenium 2.0) client in ruby as first result. This is not Java, but you should be able to translate it without too much work. https://sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/1355/what-is-the-correct-way-to-select-an-option-using-seleniums-python-webdriver is in the top 5, again not Java but the API is very similar.

2017/08/15

WebElement selectgender = driver.findElement(By.id("gender"));
selectgender.sendKeys("Male");
2018/04/16

You can use 'Select' class of selenium WebDriver as posted by Maitreya. Sorry, but I'm a bit confused about, for selecting gender from drop down why to compare string with "Germany". Here is the code snippet,

Select gender = new Select(driver.findElement(By.id("gender")));
gender.selectByVisibleText("Male/Female");

Import import org.openqa.selenium.support.ui.Select; after adding the above code. Now gender will be selected which ever you gave ( Male/Female).

2012/11/28