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Hi guys. I have this code

tcost = driver.find_element_by_id("MainContent_txtTotalCost").text
total = int(tcost)
driver.find_element_by_id("MainContent_txtVisa").send_keys(total/2)
driver.find_element_by_id("MainContent_txtCash").send_keys(total/2)

It gives (ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: '')

I need to convert text in text box to int to do some calculations over it and sure, If you have any suggestions to enhance the code please do.thnx

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The int function should convert a valid string to an integer. Why do you think it fails? Have you tried printing/logging the string? –  user246 Oct 16 '12 at 11:35
    
What language - Java ? –  Phil Kirkham Oct 16 '12 at 11:35
    
@phil python language –  engy Oct 16 '12 at 11:40
    
@user246 i tried print(tcost),it should print the value of the text box in the IDLE i'm using right?!,as it gave new empty line only and then >>> for next actions –  engy Oct 16 '12 at 11:43

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

You may need to use .get_attribute("value"). instead of .text.

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it gives that error 'WebElement' object has no attribute 'value' –  engy Oct 16 '12 at 12:10
    
.get_attribute("value") worked thaaaaaaaaaaanx –  engy Oct 16 '12 at 12:27

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