I am attempting to click a delete button but Selenium does not locate it even though a save button next to it is completely intractable. The only difference is the delete button has this in the html

<input type="submit" name="action[deletecheck]" class="SPSubmitRequest disabledsubmit" formmethod="get" value="Delete">

anyone run into this issue?

The selenium error is "no such element: Unable to locate element

Python code

driver.find_element_by_xpath('//*[@class="SPSubmitRequest disabledsubmit"]').click()
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    Please add your Python code and the HTML of the button. The more information we have, the easier it will be to help you.
    – pavelsaman
    Commented Sep 24, 2021 at 18:48
  • Have you verified the xpath you're using is correct and is able to identify with element node? You can use browser console ($x(your_xpath)) to check this or use any plugin like SelectorsHub to achieve this. Commented Sep 27, 2021 at 6:17

2 Answers 2


May be you need apply Explicit waits and try different xpath.

Apply Wait like below and try:

# Imports Required
from selenium.webdriver.support.wait import WebDriverWait
from selenium.webdriver.support import expected_conditions as EC
from selenium.webdriver.common.by import By

wait = WebDriverWait(driver,30)

deletebutton = wait.until(EC.element_to_be_clickable((By.XPATH,'//*[@class="SPSubmitRequest disabledsubmit"]')))

Try below xpaths too

//input[@name='action[deletecheck]' and @value='Delete']

Note that the xpath should highlight the Element in the DOM and it should be unique (1/1)

  • Thank you! It ended up being I was not in the "active" tab Commented Sep 29, 2021 at 13:38

Well the answer was about as simple as they come... I wasn't in the active tab.The following code fixed it instantly


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