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Debugger Local Watch Variables


#1

This is a little hard to explain, so I have some screen-shots (NO! Our firewall or something won’t let me upload images! Argh!).

Ok, in a nutshell, the debugger won’t let me see the entire contents of a local variable when its contents are very long, such as when holding an XML element. In the database grid, for comparison, if a column holds a large string, clicking on the grid produces a down-arrow, and when that’s clicked, a small window opens showing the entire contents of the column. You can then copy the contents from that little window.

The debugger’s local watch window shows a grid of local variables and their values. If the value is a lengthy string, there’s no way to select the entire contents and paste it into an editor or something for viewing. The ‘select all’ menu item appears to select the entire value, but when pasted, it is truncated at the ellipses ‘…’. I’d much rather have the little pop-up window showing the entire contents of the variable.

I can supply screen-shots to an email if someone would like them. Just can’t insert media on this site. Something is blocking it.


#2

Hello Imolter

I create a procedure with local variable stored lengthy string. The following pic is what I see in Local Watches after I debug this procedure. I cannot see the value of this variable nor paste it out. then I tried Watches and in this case I can see the value when I put the cursor on it but cannot paste it out neither. Is this what you mean?local watch.png

Thank you,

Charon.


#3

Hi, Charon.

Yes, it’s similar, but different. I can’t upload any pictures, so could you please send me your email address?


#4

Hi, Charon. I’ll try replying to your email and attaching screenshots. But, yes, what you have described is similar, yet different.

In the database grid, long columns pop up a small box with the entire text value in it. Clicking the little arrow causes this:

In the debugger’s local watch window, a variable with a lot of text cannot be viewed properly:

I hope these pictures make my question a little clearer.

Thanks

From: Charon [mailto:bounce-Giraffe@toadworld.com]
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2013 7:50 AM
To: toadsybase@toadworld.com
Subject: RE: [Toad for Sybase - Discussion Forum] Debugger Local Watch Variables

RE: Debugger Local Watch Variables

Reply by Charon

Hello Imolter

I create a procedure with local variable stored lengthy string. The following pic is what I see in Local Watches after I debug this procedure. I cannot see the value of this variable nor paste it out. then I tried Watches and in this case I can see the value when I put the cursor on it but cannot paste it out neither. Is this what you mean?

Thank you,

Charon.

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#5

Hi.Imolter.

I have create a change request for this issue.

Thanks.