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Select Drop-down list using select_by_index() in Selenium – Python

  • Last Updated : 11 Oct, 2020

Prerequisite: Browser Automation Using Selenium

Selenium is an effective device for controlling an internet browser through the program. It is purposeful for all browsers, works on all fundamental OS and its scripts are written in numerous languages i.e Python, Java, C#, etc, we will be using Python.

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You need to download install chrome driver from here Click Here and set path. 

Working with Drop-down list:

Initially you have to import the Select class and afterward you have to make the case of Select class. After making the case of Select class, you can perform select strategies on that occasion to choose the choices from dropdown list.

Importing Select class:

from import Select

For selection:

drop=Select(driver.find_element_by_id(' ')


Step-by-step approach:

  • Import webdriver from selenium module.


# Import required module
from selenium import webdriver
  • Import Select class module.


# Importing Select class
from import Select
  • Using a web page for drop down list(example: URL).
  • Navigate the id of option bar.

  • In html, index starts from 0. Here we will select index value 2 for id RESULT_RadioButton-9.


# Select by index

Below is the complete program of the above approach:


# Import required module
import time
from selenium import webdriver
# Import Select class
from import Select
# Using chrome driver
driver = webdriver.Chrome()
# Web page url
# Find id of option
x = driver.find_element_by_id('RESULT_RadioButton-9')
drop = Select(x)
# Select by index


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