So I've made an integration test where my setUp() method add a query parameter to the request like this:

Mage::app()->getRequest()->setQuery('entry', 'value');

However, the tests that run after this test will have their request still containing the query parameter.

The only way I managed to avoid that was by adding the following line in my tearDown() method :


I want to know what is the proper Magento way of doing that ?

I tried calling:

Mage::app()->getRequest()->setQuery('entry', null);

But I get the following error:

Invalid value passed to setQuery(); must be either array of values or key/value pair

I also tried:

Mage::app()->getRequest()->setParam('entry', null);

No error but still does not remove the query parameter.

Even reinit the entire request would be fine if that's possible.


Magento 1 does not have a "proper Magento way" for integration tests because it does not have them.

The EcomDev_PHPUnit framework replaces Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http with an extended version which has a reset() method, but without such a workaround it is not possible to reset the properties of the request object.

The good thing about setQuery() is that it internally modifies the superglobal $_GET, which is why unset($_GET['entry']); works.

The same goes for setPost() and $_POST, and to revert a call to setParam() you can use setParam($key, null).

Another idea is to replace the request object with a new instance in your setUp() or tearDown() methods:

Mage::app()->setRequest(new Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http());

You can also do the same with the response object:

$response = new Mage_Core_Controller_Response_Http();
$response->headersSentThrowsException = Mage::$headersSentThrowsException;
$this->_response->setHeader("Content-Type", "text/html; charset=UTF-8");
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  • I tried setQuery($key, null) as well as setParam($key, null) but of them work. I also tried Mage::app()->setRequest(new Mage_Core_Controller_Request_Http()); but it didn't work either :( – Raphael at Digital Pianism Jun 17 '16 at 17:32
  • setParam and setQuery do different things, that's why I said using $_GET is what you have to do in your case – Fabian Schmengler Jun 17 '16 at 17:34
  • yeah that's what I thought too, @vinai also suggested to use Mage::reset() but it seems kind of slow – Raphael at Digital Pianism Jun 17 '16 at 17:35

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