Selenium for Python allows you to write functional tests and acceptance tests providing an API to access WebDrivers such as Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome.
Problem Formulation: Given a PyCharm project. How to install the Selenium library in your project within a virtual environment or globally?
Here’s a solution that always works:
File > Settings > Projectfrom the PyCharm menu.
- Select your current project.
- Click the
Python Interpretertab within your project tab.
- Click the small
+symbol to add a new library to the project.
- Now type in the library to be installed, in your example
"selenium"without quotes, and click
- Wait for the installation to terminate and close all popup windows.
Here’s the installation process as a short animated video—it works analogously for Selenium, just type in “selenium” in the search field instead:
Make sure to type in “selenium” because there are many other packages that are not required but also contain the term “selenium” (False Positives):
Alternatively, you can run the
pip install selenium command in your PyCharm terminal view:
$ pip install selenium Collecting selenium Downloading selenium-3.141.0-py2.py3-none-any.whl (904 kB) |████████████████████████████████| 904 kB 2.2 MB/s Collecting urllib3 Using cached urllib3-1.26.6-py2.py3-none-any.whl (138 kB) Installing collected packages: urllib3, selenium Successfully installed selenium-3.141.0 urllib3-1.26.6
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