API Reference


Sends some text to an element. Can be used to set the value of a form element or to send a sequence of key strokes to an element. Any UTF-8 character may be specified.

setValue does not clear the existing value of the element. To do so, use the clearValue() command.

An object map with available keys and their respective UTF-8 characters, as defined on W3C WebDriver draft spec, is loaded onto the main Nightwatch instance as browser.Keys.

Syntax

.setValue(selector, inputValue, [callback])

Parameters

Name Type description
selector string

The CSS/Xpath selector used to locate the element.

inputValue string|array

The text to send to the element or key strokes.

callback
Optional
function

Optional callback function to be called when the command finishes.

Usage

// send some simple text to an input
this.demoTest = function (browser) {
  browser.setValue('input[type=text]', 'nightwatch');
};
//
// send some text to an input and hit enter.
this.demoTest = function (browser) {
  browser.setValue('input[type=text]', ['nightwatch', browser.Keys.ENTER]);
};

More info

w3.org/TR/webdriversessionsessionidelementidvalue

API Reference

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