I am trying to upload a file using "sendKeys" on iframe but its always opening Browse window instead of uploading file. following is my code

WebElement UploadElement=driver.findElement(By.cssSelector(".btn"));



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After doing much R&D i found the solution of this. I used AutoIT tool to upload file from the system if Browse button is placeed on the iFrame.


Directly send the file path to the id, like so

driver.findElement(By.id("button id")).sendKeys("D:\\Report.pdf");
driver.findElement(By.xpath("your xpath")).sendKeys("D:\\Report.pdf");

The above step is the answer for your first two steps

Click on Browse Select a file to upload For the third step(click upload), looking at the screen capture I do not see any button which says "Upload". So just click "Save" and I assume that your file will successfully get uploaded

  • i have updated my script like below but its still not working. is there can be issue with iframe ? driver.switchTo().frame(3); driver.findElement(By.xpath("//html[@id='ng-app']/body/div/div[2]/div[2]/div/section/div/div/button")).sendKeys("D:\\Report.pdf");
    – sunil
    Jan 4, 2019 at 11:39
  • what error you getting staleElement or something else
    – Rao
    Jan 4, 2019 at 13:48
  • i am gettinng error like "Chrome is not reachable."
    – sunil
    Jan 7, 2019 at 12:33

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