Paul Paul - 1 year ago 140
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>

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?


Answer Source

This will work to select an option by value:


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

within '#date' do
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