sam sam - 1 year ago 119
Python Question

downloading file using selenium

I am working on python and selenium. I want to download file from clicking event using selenium. I wrote following code.

from selenium import webdriver
from selenium.common.exceptions import NoSuchElementException
from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys

browser = webdriver.Firefox()


I want to download both files from links with name "Export Data" from given url. How can I achieve it as it works with click event only.


Answer Source

Find the link using find_element(s)_by_*, then call click method.

from selenium import webdriver

# To prevent download dialog
profile = webdriver.FirefoxProfile()
profile.set_preference('', 2) # custom location
profile.set_preference('', False)
profile.set_preference('', '/tmp')
profile.set_preference('browser.helperApps.neverAsk.saveToDisk', 'text/csv')

browser = webdriver.Firefox(profile)


Added profile manipulation code to prevent download dialog.

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