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Status Delivered
Categories Functional Tester
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 3, 2014

RFT:Chrome browser deletecookies and deletecache API

Deletecookies() deletes all of the browser's cookies.
However, there is no similar method available in RFT to clear browser cache.
Also the browser-level deletecookies() API is not supported in Chrome testing. Cookies need to be deleted manually.
As we are using RFT to automate our application that runs in Chrome there is a need to clean the cache/cookies post prolonged run of the suite.
The need is to have a API in RFT that shall delete the cache/cookies of Chrome as well.

Idea priority High
RFE ID 47098
RFE Product Rational Functional Tester
  • Guest
    Feb 8, 2022

    This request is implemented in RFT 10.2.2.

    Now, user can specify the Clear browser data (Clear cache and Clear history) UI Test preferences to playback Functional HTML script with WebUI. With this preferences set it will clear cache and history on launching the browser.

    Also user can use deleteCookies() API in script to delete cookies and session data on current browser instance while playback. applicable for Chrome, Firefox and Edge browsers.

    Sample code to call deleteCookies() API using browser instance:


  • Guest
    Feb 18, 2021

    A preliminary evaluation of this request indicates that it is consistent with our business strategy. Further evaluation of this RFE is underway.

  • Guest
    Jan 5, 2021

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your ideas to IBM. We truly value our relationship with you and appreciate your willingness to share details about your experience, your recommendations, and ideas.

    I am sorry to inform you that our team has evaluated the request and has determined that it cannot be implemented at this time. In part, this is due to the length of time it has taken for us to review your idea, for which we apologize. This has not been good enough and we want to do much better going forward. If you believe that your request is still relevant to your business please submit a new idea using the following developerWorks RFE submission link:

    Please feel free to reach out to me if you require any further clarification of any of the items discussed above.

    Many thanks again for your understanding.

    Kind regards,
    Suhas Kashyap

  • Guest
    Sep 24, 2015

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - WebSphere
    Product family - Application Platform
    Product - Functional Tester

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Rational
    Product family - Product & application lifecycle management
    Product - Functional Tester

  • Guest
    May 26, 2014

    Although the theme of this request is consistent with our business strategy, it is not committed to the release that is currently under development.