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submit() element method – Selenium Python

  • Last Updated : 27 Apr, 2020
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Selenium’s Python Module is built to perform automated testing with Python. Selenium Python bindings provides a simple API to write functional/acceptance tests using Selenium WebDriver. To open a webpage using Selenium Python, checkout – Navigating links using get method – Selenium Python. Just being able to go to places isn’t terribly useful. What we’d really like to do is to interact with the pages, or, more specifically, the HTML elements within a page. There are multiple strategies to find an element using Selenium, checkout – Locating Strategies

This article revolves around how to use submit method in Selenium. submit method is used to submit a form after you have sent data to a form.

Syntax –
element.submit()

Example –




<input type="text" name="passwd" id="passwd-id" />

To find an element one needs to use one of the locating strategies, For example,



element = driver.find_element_by_id("passwd-id")
element = driver.find_element_by_name("passwd")
element = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//input[@id='passwd-id']")

Also, to find multiple elements, we can use –

elements = driver.find_elements_by_name("passwd")

To enter text into a field, for example,

element.send_keys("some text")

Now one can submit this search with

element.submit()

How to use submit element method in Selenium Python ?

Let’s try to enter text in search field on geeksforgeeks and then submit its contents.
Program –




# import webdriver
from selenium import webdriver
  
# create webdriver object
driver = webdriver.Firefox()
  
# get geeksforgeeks.org
  
# get element 
element = driver.find_element_by_id("gsc-i-id2")
  
# send keys 
element.send_keys("Arrays")
  
# submit contents
element.submit()

Output-

clear element method - Selenium Python

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