Paul Paul - 1 month ago 14
Ruby Question

Capybara: Select an option by value not text

For the HTML

<select id="date">
<option value="20120904">Tue 4 Sep 2012</option>
<option value="20120905">Wed 5 Sep 2012</option>
<option value="20120906">Thu 6 Sep 2012</option>
</select>


I have the following Capybara Ruby code:

select "20120905", :from => "date"


But this errors with:

cannot select option, no option with text '20120905' in select box 'date' (Capybara::ElementNotFound)


However, if I do

select "Wed 5 Sep 2012", :from => "date"


It's ok.

Is it possible to select an option in Capybara by Value not Text?

Thanks

Answer

This will work to select an option by value:

find("option[value='20120905']").click

To maintain the scope of the selector you could wrap it in a within block as such:

within '#date' do
  find("option[value='20120905']").click
end