I just installed Selenium 2 by doing
pip install selenium and just copied some example tests to make sure that it's working:
from selenium import webdriver from selenium.webdriver.common.keys import Keys driver = webdriver.Firefox() driver.get("http://www.python.org") assert "Python" in driver.title elem = driver.find_element_by_name("q") elem.send_keys("selenium") elem.send_keys(Keys.RETURN) assert "Google" in driver.title driver.close()
I saved that as
test.py in a sub-folder in my Home folder on my Mac, but when ever I run
python test.py, I get the following output:
Traceback (most recent call last): File "demo.py", line 1, in <module> from selenium import webdriver ImportError: cannot import name webdriver
If I move that file into my Home directory, it works. If you couldn't tell, I'm just getting started with Selenium and programming. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
It sounds like you have some other module in your path named "selenium", and python is trying to import that one because it comes earlier in your python path. Did you name your file "selenium.py", for example?
To debug, import selenium with a simple
import selenium then print the name of the file that was imported with
If you have a file named "selenium.py" which is not the proper selenium library, in addition to renaming or removing it, make sure you also delete "selenium.pyc", or python will continue to try to import from the .pyc file.