Feature request #14396
Button to clear WMS Capability cache in the "Add WMS/WMTS layer" dialog
|Pull Request or Patch supplied:||No||Resolution:||worksforme|
|Easy fix?:||No||Copied to github as #:||22377|
The recently added cache functionality regarding WMS capabilites have the down side, that if you perform tests on a WMS server, which affect the GetCapabilities request, you have to navigate to Options/Network and clear the entire network cache each time. This is pretty inconvenient.
A simple button to clear the WMS cache for the selected server or maybe an option to disregard the cache (even though it exist) would do wonders.
#2 Updated by Casper Børgesen about 5 years ago
If the cache is bypassed by clicking "Connect" where does the cache speed things up?
Never the less, I had a big fight with the cache about two weeks ago in master (I didn't know there was a cache), where I was doing a lot of configuration of layers in GeoServer. I used Fiddler to inspect the capabilities request and response and found nothing wrong with it even though QGIS complained about primarily being unable to calculate extents. At that point I think the cache was used even though the request was made. All problems were solved if I went in and cleared the cache before each "Connect". I don't know if You have made changes since then, but if so (and at the moment I cannot reproduce the problem), then I withdraw my Feature Request.
#4 Updated by dr - almost 5 years ago
Faced with the same issue on the latest master. If I change layer name on server side then after clicking "Connect" I see new layer name in QGIS dialog. But if I change layer extent property on server side then clicking "Connect" doesn't help and QGIS use old extent value.