Find and click an item from 'onclick' partial value


Question

Is it possible to click an element through selenium by a partial value of an onclick element?

There are multiple input items on a page, and I only need to select one with a specific string.

Examples would be:

<input name="booksubmit" type="button" class="searchAvailBtnSelect" value="Select" onclick="setTimeout('disableSelect()',1);bookNowSubmit('0165','1BD','000000452014022703S000016500010708F ','101400','156000','3','02/27/2014','false','false','false','false','true','false','false','EXPRESS','63','1 Bedroom Deluxe','false','AC')">
<input name="booksubmit" type="button" class="searchAvailBtnSelect" value="Select" onclick="setTimeout('disableSelect()',1);bookNowSubmit('0165','2BD','000000452014022703S000016500010708F ','101400','156000','3','02/27/2014','false','false','false','false','true','false','false','EXPRESS','63','2 Bedroom Deluxe','false','AC')">
<input name="booksubmit" type="button" class="searchAvailBtnSelect" value="Select" onclick="setTimeout('disableSelect()',1);bookNowSubmit('0165','1BD','000000452014022703S000016500010708F ','101400','156000','3','02/27/2014','false','false','false','false','true','false','false','EXPRESS','63','1 Bedroom Presidential','false','AC')">

If you notice towards the end, there is a "1 Bedroom Deluxe", "2 Bedroom Deluxe", and "1 Bedroom Presidential". Since it is an input item, there isn't any text that I would be able to filter by, but I need to only select a specific item, such as the 2 Bedroom Deluxe.

Is there anything I could do in the sense of:

buttons = driver.find_elements_by_name('booksubmit')
for button in buttons:
    if button ........

something or another? I'm currently using beautifulsoup4 to also parse the html on the page and retrieve text that is associated with the item, so i don't know if that could be incorporated at all. Visually, the page is an HTML table that is in the format of:

+--------------------------------------------------------------------+
|    1 Bedroom Deluxe    |   $25   |   [button i don't care about]   |
|------------------------+---------+---------------------------------|
|    2 Bedroom Deluxe    |   $50   |   [button i'm trying to click]  |
|------------------------+---------+---------------------------------|
| 1 Bedroom Presidential |   $50   |   [button i don't care about]   |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------+

EDIT:

I guess posted this too soon. Right after, a coworked came up and suggested finding the element by Xpath with:

driver.find_element_by_xpath('//input[contains(@onclick,"1 Bedroom Deluxe")]')
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7
4/23/2014 6:07:21 AM

Accepted Answer

Either XPath or CssSelector would do. No need to have any looping, but straightforward locators.

driver.find_element_by_xpath(".//input[contains(@onclick, '1 Bedroom Deluxe')]")

driver.find_element_by_css_selector("input[onclick*='1 Bedroom Deluxe']")
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2/11/2014 1:22:08 AM

You are on the right track!

buttons = driver.find_elements_by_name('booksubmit')
for button in buttons:

Yes, this exactly. You want to iterate through name = booksubmit elements and check the "onclick" attribute of each one. Here's what the rest would look like:

buttons = driver.find_elements_by_name('booksubmit')
for button in buttons:
    onclick_text = button.get_attribute('onclick')
    if onclick_text and re.search('Bedroom Deluxe', onclick_text):
        print "found it!"
        button.click()

BeautifulSoup does not help much in this case, since you still need to use selenium's methods to get ahold of the element to click on.


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