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I have to fill out my timesheet data every friday in timesheets.

I've heard that selenium can be used to automate such manual tasks.

I don't have a programming background - how would I use selenium to do this?
Do I download an editor or something?

  • Can you add more detail to what you want. What you have tried. Just putting a one liner question is of no use. – Alok Feb 28 '17 at 14:02
  • Is this for QA or simple automation? For quick automation, you will have faster results using tools with a recorder like iMacros or Kantu Automation. – Bobby231 Feb 28 '17 at 14:04
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Your question has the tag WebDriver but in this case I would consider the Selenium IDE

Download and install the Firefox Selenium IDE plug-in - Selenium IDE

Start using it and learn how to use its functions to:

  • Visit a page
  • Click on elements
  • Enter data in input fields
  • Select dropdown options
  • Submit forms

A final note - I love browser automation but I wouldn't use it for time sheet filling.
Too likely to have a unnoticed error IMHO. I'm sure it would start at 8 hours every day, never changes but at some point you or others would hit a snag, incorrect or invalid data and when it comes to timesheet entry that can make a real mess and get you into trouble. Your explanation that you were using automation to fill it out would just make the situation worse.

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  • +1. For the final note: For a toy project, play with something simple, where consequences if you do it wrong are minimal to none. – Peter M. - stands for Monica Feb 28 '17 at 18:12

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