I am unable to select a value from dropdown for span type I've got the error

Element Not Interactable Exception

in Selenium .

I am running Selenium in C#.

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    Hi can you please share a bit more info about the issue you are having ? code snippet, how you are trying to select the value ?
    – VankOde
    Commented Mar 27, 2019 at 14:46

1 Answer 1


Element Not Interactable may be cause by two reasons:

1 - The element is hidden from the view, although exist in the DOM:

Dropdown's option are hidden when the dropdown is closed. A usual pattern you have to follow to deal with such options is:

1.1 - Open the dropdown


1.2 - Wait for the visibility of the option

new WebDriverWait(driver, 10).until(

1.3 - Click on the option


2 - The option WebElement was visible at search (findElement) time, but some action made it hidden

Let's say you have made the steps 1.1 and 1.2 and run the following:

WebElement option = driver.findElement(BY_OBJECT_FOR_A_PARTICULAR_OPTION); // Option is visible and ok to use
driver.findElement(BY_OBJECT_FOR_THE_DROPDOWN).click(); // Dropdown closing hides the option
option.click(); // This option is no longer iteractable

In this case, you would need to run 1.1 and 1.2 again, to get a fresh WebElement attached to the option DOM node.

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