How to select a drop-down menu value with Selenium using Python?

I need to select an element from a drop-down menu.

For example:

<select id="fruits01" class="select" name="fruits">
  <option value="0">Choose your fruits:</option>
  <option value="1">Banana</option>
  <option value="2">Mango</option>
</select>

1) First I have to click on it. I do this:

inputElementFruits = driver.find_element_by_xpath("//select[id='fruits']").click()

2) After that I have to select the good element, lets say Mango.

I tried to do it with inputElementFruits.send_keys(...) but it did not work.

Answer

Unless your click is firing some kind of ajax call to populate your list, you don’t actually need to execute the click.

Just find the element and then enumerate the options, selecting the option(s) you want.

Here is an example:

from selenium import webdriver
b = webdriver.Firefox()
b.find_element_by_xpath("//select[@name='element_name']/option[text()='option_text']").click()

You can read more in:
https://sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/1355/unable-to-select-an-option-using-seleniums-python-webdriver