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Selenium Webdriver Mobile with Python - AndroidWebdriver4Python installation question

I found this Android webdriver API on github. I already have the Selenium Python client and have written many plain web-based test scripts with it. I have tried asking the git owner, but he has not ...
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Do I need the PageObjects design pattern or not?

Right now I have a Selenium WebDriver framework that looks like this (vastly simplified): \app_func.py -- app_func has the web app's "actions", such as "save a new search" \app_data.py -- app_data ...
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Selecting an item of a drop-down menu with Splinter lib (Python)

I am looking for a way to select an item in a drop-down menu in python with Splinter (very similar to selenium I guess) : <li class="option1" rel="1158"> Option 1</li> <li ...
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Selenium Python testing: would like to write test results to a file

I'm writing a suite of web tests in Python using Selenium. Ultimately, I want to generate a file with the results, which will then be sent out in an email. I'm using a main Python script to kick off ...
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Problem with Selenium send_keys function and JavaScript event triggered by data change

I am using Python to write a Selenium test script and I have not been able to use it to enter data for a text area. Entering data into this area appears to trigger a JavaScript function that caches ...
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How to get data-href instead of href with selenium in python?

I have currently a python code that should grab a link from google. However, google uses a somewhat different method to linking. how could I grab the data-href instead of just href. this is the ...
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Iterating through a table : Avoiding stale element exceptions (Webdriver - Python)

Here is an interesting problem (or at least i think so) As an Admin I have a table with N entries (51 to give a number). Each entry in a row is a recruiter name with a link to 'Login' as that person. ...
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Data type/value of argument checking [closed]

Consider ClassA that has a method that takes an argument, say a string. This method then passes the argument to ClassB to do something with it. Should ClassA be assuring that the argument is valid ...
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Installing ddt on Ubuntu with Python 3

I am working on a Ubuntu system which has both Python 2.7 and Python 3.4 installed. I was trying to install the ddt library for creating data driven test cases. However when I try installing using ...
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Selenium webdriver not recognizing div element

I have found several questions related to this one particular travel website MakeMyTrip, so I tried to automating it. I was successful in selecting the primary details and getting on the Flight ...
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Desktop application automation

I need to automate desktop application i.e Bluetooth PTS tool. But can't find any good way to do. I have no exposure to scripting.
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Force selenium to use the portable firefox application

I have installed firefox 14 and has firefox portable version 25.0.1 on the machine, where I run tests for a web site. Due to a limitation in the site I'm testing, I cannot run my tests on firefox 14 ...
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Selecting xpath using a variable in selenium 2

I am doing a selenium automation where I want to pass the variable into the xpath and select the element. The xpath which I am trying looks like: browser.find_element_by_xpath("//span[contains(.,'SEM ...
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How to use databases within the python unittest framework?

I have a bunch of unittests written in python in which messages (text) of any kind is used. Instead of 'hardcoding' the text examples used for the tests I would like to use a database of some kind ...
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How to assert values on a page opened by a link on another page?

A link on page 1 opens a new page "receipt page". It contains only text values. I need to assert or verify values on the receipt page to ensure that this is the correct receipt. After executing the ...
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More official way to leave browser window open upon failure?

My coworker Chris came up with this, and it works, but I wonder if there's a more "official" way to do this using unittest.TestCase in Python. def tearDown(self): """ clean up by closing the ...
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Unskipping skipped tests once bugs are fixed?

I'm wondering how others in the industry deal with this. Right now I do this in my tests that have known bugs and aren't worth taking the time to run: from nose.plugins.skip import SkipTest def ...
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How can I convince Squish to recognise the menu bar on Mac OS X?

I'm currently recording some python test scripts for a Mac OS X application using Squish for Qt, version 4.0.2. The menu bar of the AUT works fine if interacted with manually, but for some reason ...
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webdriver.support.select - Select doesn't interact with the element

Hello, I have the following select: <div class="col-xs-12 col-md-6"> <label class="ph_label pointer city"> <span class="l citylbl">City</span> <select class="cities ...
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Can't click a button [Python + Selenium]

I'm writing a program to automate some actions on a website using Python and Selenium and I need to click a button with this code: <button class="button login" data-popup="login">Change ...
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Mocking HTTP reponses in Selenium Web Driver using Python

I am currently experimenting with the Python version of Selenium Web Driver. Using the driver has been straight forward so far but I have been struggling recently with the issue of mocking HTTP ...
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How to use Python/Webdriver to go through multiple URLs and take screenshots using loops? [closed]

I want to use Python/Webdriver to run through many client websites (and subpages within those websites) and take screenshots of each page. Currently, I have this working, but all clients are in their ...
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Tagging python tests for selective execution

What I am trying to do is : create a tagging system for around 400 tests so I can run them selectively. For example, some tags may be UI_elements, production, staging etc. When a developer makes a ...
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Migrating website content, need to test using Selenium/Python

We are working on a large project which involves LOTS of content being migrated to a new version of a website. I would like to be able to test the content on a page from the old site, with the same ...
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Selenium - advantages and disadvantages of using Python vs C#

We currently have two teams. An automation team and also a web testing team. The automation team currently use Selenium and C# to automate tests on our web applications and legacy systems. As a ...
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Python selenium - how can I loop a function to make 100 Copy accounts using different emails

How can I loop a different string into the email field, or a variable without actually having to make a list that consist of 100 different emails. For example is there a way i can send money@qa.test ...
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Accessing a sub menu within a sub menu using Webdriver with python on IE8

I have been trying for a while to complete this task. For context, I have a link called with text "Main Menu" along the top of the page, that when hovered reveals a list of more links. These links ...
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CSS/XPATH selector management using python's dictionary

I have a lot of functional tests in Python. As expected , they use a wide variety of css/xpath selectors . I think I read somewhere that a practice is to have a dictionary where each selector would ...
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Select a certain item by clicking a link beside that item

I have a popup with list of names. I need to choose "mahmoud" for instance by clicking the "select" link beside the label "mahmoud". How to click that select? I am using selenium webdriver with ...
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Python+Selenium: Continue script execution by ignoring timeout error

How can I get this line elem = WebDriverWait(driver,10).until(EC.visibility_of_element_located((By.CSS_SELECTOR,lastTweetCss))) to move on further in the code if it doesn't find anything after ...
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Reporting for Python tests built using PyUnit

I am looking for a good reporting tool for Python tests-specifically the one which supports Python 3.0+, with Selenium, built using the default PyUnit framework. So far I have come across only one ...
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how to proceed after clicking a link to new page in selnium in python

I am clicking a link which takes me to new page, but I don't know how to proceed after that. When I try to find an element by id in the next page it gives me error: ...
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Verify two elements exist next to each other on a page

I'm trying to verify that an element exists on a page next to another element. I'm using Selenium Webdriver with Python bindings, but can't figure out how to do this...i'm a Selenium/Python noob BTW. ...
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how can i switch to the new instance of browser in python selenium webdriver [duplicate]

I am using selenium webdriver with python. I am not able to find a way in python by which I can switch the webdriver to a new browser. My web application have multiple links and buttons Clicking on ...
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Which can be better to work with Selenium WebDriver - Java or Python? [closed]

I have start learning Selenium WebDriver, but i am confused between Java and Python. Which language should i choose? I do have basic ideas of Core Java but haven't wrote a single piece of code with ...
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Selecting multiple options and deselecting options using Selenium with python

I am trying to open a webpage and select options before submitting the form. The issue I am having is being able to selecting more than one option in the select box. Eventually I want to be able to ...
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Setting up Page Objects with python and seem to be getting every error possible

WebTeam init.py BasePage.py UIMap.py Pages: init.py Common.py ContactPage.py test: init.py CompetitorsTest.py CreateAnonData.py CreateKnownData.py import unittest ...
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How to set browser locale with chromedriver (Python)

I am trying to set my browser locale by doing the following options = webdriver.ChromeOptions() options.add_argument('--lang=es') driver = webdriver.Chrome(executable_path=driver_location, ...
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How to handle widows authentication dialog using webdriver in python

I have an application which is secured by http authentication. So when I open the URL it is looking for user/pass in windows authentication dialog. I wanted handle this dialog to enter user/pass and ...
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Webdriver - Problem with loading profile of Tor Browser Bundle

could you give me any suggestions how to solve the weird problem I experience with webdriver? I like to use webdriver to control the browser from the Tor Browser Bundle (TBB). Controlling the TBB via ...
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Question about 'self.assertIn' & 'driver.title'

I researched this as much as I could on my own but came to no clear conclusion to my question. I've been teaching myself automation testing via Python + Selenium, I'm as new or n00b as it gets so bare ...
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Looping over the array of other function in current function

I need a help to know how can I can iterate a loop over a array which is in another function of the same class. I tried using the following similar code for automation in selenium and I get the ...
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Upload image via ajax form with selenium and Python

I'm trying to get familiar with selenium. I decided to try to work with facebook, and fulfill my profile with selenium, But they use too much Ajax. It's not very complicated to fulfill my hometown ...
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How to get the last value in a list/string using Python [closed]

I am a beginner in writing Python scripts and I need help on the following: Threads::num,47141,47146,47151,47156,47161,47166,47171,47176 How can I get and display the last value '47176' The ...
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Selenium Webdriver with Python - Unable to click on “Open” or “Save” or “Save as”

I'm a first time learner of Selenium with Python and I'm facing the below issue: When I click on a Download template link in an application, the OS give the User with the options Open or Save or Save ...
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Python tool similar to WireMock [on hold]

Is there a Python tool similar to the HTTP mocking/stubbing Java library WireMock (http://wiremock.org/) that has similar request tracking functionality ?
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Expecting a popup upon closing the browser

I am expecting a pop-up upon closing the browser. For example, when you are shopping and you have items in cart and in the middle of the checkout process, you wanted to close the tab/browser, at that ...
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How can I add Gherkin-based testing to an existing codebase

I am working on converting some hand-written test-scripts to Gherkin-based BDD. My codebase is in Python so I've been looking at behave. However, one challenge I'm facing is defining existing ...
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How to click a checkbox with Selenium Python without an id? [duplicate]

How do I click a checkbox with Selenium Python, if I don't have any id which defines the checkbox?
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Iterating across various open windows using Selenium and Python

So my question deals with iterating over multiple open windows at a time. Suppose I am opening a website (best example would be Naukri). As soon as the page loads, two more pop up windows open up. ...