After clicking on Edit, a new page appears. I want to read a few data from that opened page. I used GET Value with locator to fetch id value.

Id has 4 values

  1. New
  2. Open
  3. In progress
  4. Close

where --Select-- is field watermark or placeholder

After clicking on edit, I could see the value of id in UI is 'In progress'

${Id}=Get Value//label[@for='Id']/following-sibling::div/div/div/div[1]
Log To Consoleid ${Id}  

console output :-

id -- Select --

I intend to get the correct value 'In progress' from UI. However it is not fetching the correct value, its showing --Select--.

Element in UI:-

<li class="grid__col-x required" style="display: flex;"> ==$0
<label for="Id">Id</label>   
<div class="css-18asa text-input react-select--is-disabled">
    <div class="css-g9sas react-select__control react-select__control--is-disabled">
         <div class="css-asas react-select__value-container react-select__value-container--has-value">
              <div class="css-212wew react-select__single-value react-select__single-value--is-disabled">In Progress</div>
              <div class="css-rsyb7x">
  • Use get text , get value gets the information from that value attribute i
    – PDHide
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 7:34
  • I tried with both Get text and Get value... It did not fetch the value.
    – sneha
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 7:53

1 Answer 1


Get Value, returns the content of the 'value' attribute.

Use Get Text instead

*** Settings ***
Documentation   This is the script for Create Sales Visit Repository
Library     SeleniumLibrary

*** Test Cases ***

Input Text
    Open Browser    file:///D:/testout.html    chrome
    Wait Until Page Contains Element        xpath://*[contains(text(),"In Progress")]
    ${Id}=    Get Text    //*[contains(text(),"In Progress")]
    Log To Console    ${Id}    


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  • I tried this also. It returned --Select--, whereas in UI, it was 'In progress'
    – sneha
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 8:00
  • @sneha for get Text you got select ? try using wait before fetching the data
    – PDHide
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 8:02
  • @see the updated answer
    – PDHide
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 8:08
  • @sneha make sure you are using correct locator
    – PDHide
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 8:19
  • I used Wait until element is visible, it was fetching the elements properly where drop down is not there.
    – sneha
    Commented Mar 5, 2020 at 8:59

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