Ref. SR 4798837 "Executing (F5) ignores the "Substitution Variable Prompting" configuration"
After some back and forth with support, I have been advised to use F9 instead of F5 in order for Toad not to prompt for ampersand variables, even though these variables were commented out in the code.
I believe the settings window should state right off the bat that the options for "Substitution Variable Prompting" only apply to F9. Otherwise this is misleading and leads to thinking it is a bug.
Also it is not clear at this point :
- what the differences are between F5 and F9, other than the above difference
- why Toad tries to substitute variables in comments