I am trying an automation script with amazon and trying to select the category drop-down on the home page of amazon, but unable to do.

I am providing the code below.

WebElement Catagory = driver.findElement(By.id("searchDropdownBox"));
Select DropDown = new Select(Catagory);

The problem most probably is because no option text is visible by default.

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You can either click on the dropdown (plus waiting for the bar appearance of course) or select by value:


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  • Hey Thanks for the help. As suggested i have made changed in my code and now getting this error "ElementNotInteractableException" .providing the piece of modiefied code WebElement Catagory = driver.findElement(By.id("searchDropdownBox")); Select DropDown =new Select(Catagory); DropDown.selectByValue("search-alias=electronics"); driver.quit(); It woukld be great if you can help me with this. I am new to selenium Dec 1 '20 at 12:54
  • Try clicking in the select before creating the DropDown object, obviously waiting for its opening after clicking. Dec 1 '20 at 13:45
  • Helloi have tried that also but nothing happenedWebElement Catagory = driver.findElement(By.id("searchDropdownBox")); Catagory.click(); Select DropDown =new Select(Catagory); DropDown.selectByValue("search-alias=electronics"); Dec 1 '20 at 16:38

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