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[Debug] Change variable values

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Allow changing variable values while debugging
Created on 13 May 2010
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This is really necessary.
Merged this idea with 'Set Var/Params Values in Debug Mode' (created on 2010-08-25 10:00:58 by Pedro Ávila)
It would be good to have, after hitting a breakpoint, while inspecting variables, input parameters, etc... the chance of setting, force, a new value, using Debugger Pane to edit.

Merged from 'Set Var/Params Values in Debug Mode' (idea created on 2010-08-25 10:00:58 by Pedro Ávila), on 2011-03-26 17:28:36 by Rodrigo Castelo
Yes, please!

Merged from 'Set Var/Params Values in Debug Mode' (idea created on 2010-08-25 10:00:58 by Pedro Ávila), on 2011-03-26 17:28:36 by Rodrigo Castelo
In some cases it would be usefull, being able to change variable contents directly in the debugger. Which would make analysis and trial/error testing much easier. Ie. when performing complex calculations, such as prices.

Merged from 'Edit variables in the debugger' (idea created on 2012-04-26 20:53:50 by enigma), on 2012-06-11 23:00:05 by Gonçalo Borrêga
I definitely want this very bad. Most debuggers of other vendors can do this for years. Please pick up this idea
Any word from OutSystems on this?  Debugging is very difficult without the ability to change values at runtime.
can anyone explain why it's a ood idea to change variables during a debugging?
this is altering a testcase and invalidate everything before the change imho.



It invalidates only the probable behavioral test case. You can use it to test against edge cases. For example, right now I am testing some exception handling stuff, but I cannot trigger the exception without some unforeseen circumstance occurring. It would be far easier to be able to simulate myself down that path rather than wait for it to happen in production - and in lieu of a great way to perform unit testing in OS, this would be an easy way to inject variables representative of a hard-to-simulate edge case.

This can made debugging more easier in some scenarios

Great idea,it would be a great help.

Hi Team,

I recently started work on Outsystems . I am from Java Background.  I saw debugging not similar like java i  mean we can not change the variable on the fly to test flow. So i think need to improve this.

Thanks,

Vishal




Merged from 'Need to improve debug' (idea created on 2017-12-21 14:44:48 by VISHAL LAKHMAPURKAR), on 2017-12-22 13:52:07 by J.

Hi Vishal,

This is the same as this one right?

https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/111/debug-change-variable-values

Cheers!



Merged from 'Need to improve debug' (idea created on 2017-12-21 14:44:48 by VISHAL LAKHMAPURKAR), on 2017-12-22 13:52:07 by J.

tbh, changing variables is not really debugging, just an alternative way of unit testing,



Merged from 'Need to improve debug' (idea created on 2017-12-21 14:44:48 by VISHAL LAKHMAPURKAR), on 2017-12-22 13:52:07 by J.

I'll glad.

In complex process, with long time debugging session, can be helpfull.

Merged this idea with 'Enhanced Debugging Area' (created on 2018-04-27 12:25:21 by Pradeep Dubey)

In Service Studio, Can we have some kind of enhanced debugging area where we can play with the values at debug time? I think it would be easy to achieve the goal of the assignment.



Merged from 'Enhanced Debugging Area' (idea created on 2018-04-27 12:25:21 by Pradeep Dubey), on 2018-05-02 19:17:52 by Evert van der Zalm

Changed the category to Debugger




Merged from 'Enhanced Debugging Area' (idea created on 2018-04-27 12:25:21 by Pradeep Dubey), on 2018-05-02 19:17:52 by Evert van der Zalm
Merged this idea with 'Change a value of a variable in debug mode' (created on 09 Jan 2019 01:47:46 by Alexandra Fernandes)

In Service Studio allow a developer to change the value of a variable or a parameter structure in debug mode. This value would be appear in front of the current value.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Change a value of a variable in debug mode' (created on 09 Jan 2019 by Alexandra Fernandes)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 09 Jan 2019 09:40:56 by Vasco Pessanha

This is needed indeed. Could make troubleshooting easier.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Change a value of a variable in debug mode' (created on 09 Jan 2019 by Alexandra Fernandes)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 09 Jan 2019 09:40:56 by Vasco Pessanha

Changed the category to Debugger




This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Change a value of a variable in debug mode' (created on 09 Jan 2019 by Alexandra Fernandes)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 09 Jan 2019 09:40:56 by Vasco Pessanha
Merged this idea with 'Change the Variable Value while debugging' (created on 19 Jan 2016 10:27:50 by Rajendra koranga)
Hi How can we change the valu of any variable while debugging. Is it possible in outsystem?






Thanks


This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Change the Variable Value while debugging' (created on 19 Jan 2016 by Rajendra koranga)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 14 Jun 2019 12:28:10 by Fernando Moitinho
13th most liked idea:

https://www.outsystems.com/ideas/111/debug-change-variable-values

J.Ja


This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Change the Variable Value while debugging' (created on 19 Jan 2016 by Rajendra koranga)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 14 Jun 2019 12:28:10 by Fernando Moitinho
Also, Rajendra, you shouldn't post this as an idea, if you have a mere question.

This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Change the Variable Value while debugging' (created on 19 Jan 2016 by Rajendra koranga)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 14 Jun 2019 12:28:10 by Fernando Moitinho
Thanks Justin.

This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Change the Variable Value while debugging' (created on 19 Jan 2016 by Rajendra koranga)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 14 Jun 2019 12:28:10 by Fernando Moitinho
Merged this idea with 'Option to update variable value during debug' (created on 09 Oct 2019 11:14:29 by Mohamed)

Majority of the times we will require to update the variables during a debug session.

If this option can be added it will be a wow feature



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Option to update variable value during debug' (created on 09 Oct 2019 by Mohamed)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:41:34 by Kilian Hekhuis

This idea is already posted multiple times, but I keep pressing the like button on all of them until this is implemented, lol ;)



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Option to update variable value during debug' (created on 09 Oct 2019 by Mohamed)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:41:34 by Kilian Hekhuis

I hope it will be done soon because it helps a lot!



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Option to update variable value during debug' (created on 09 Oct 2019 by Mohamed)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:41:34 by Kilian Hekhuis

Please, this is so useful! Like the old times with Visual Studio! ;)



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Option to update variable value during debug' (created on 09 Oct 2019 by Mohamed)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:41:34 by Kilian Hekhuis

We need it!



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Option to update variable value during debug' (created on 09 Oct 2019 by Mohamed)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:41:34 by Kilian Hekhuis
Merged this idea with 'Value change in debug mode' (created on 03 Aug 2019 19:14:35 by Arkyadeep Bharadwaj)

Allow changing variable values while debugging.like visual studio developers can change the value of variable in outsystem service studio.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Value change in debug mode' (created on 03 Aug 2019 by Arkyadeep Bharadwaj)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:46:10 by Kilian Hekhuis

Can be merged with:



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Value change in debug mode' (created on 03 Aug 2019 by Arkyadeep Bharadwaj)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:46:10 by Kilian Hekhuis

yes you can



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Value change in debug mode' (created on 03 Aug 2019 by Arkyadeep Bharadwaj)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:46:10 by Kilian Hekhuis

Changed the category to Debugger




This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Value change in debug mode' (created on 03 Aug 2019 by Arkyadeep Bharadwaj)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 18 Oct 2019 08:46:10 by Kilian Hekhuis

That would be nice.

Merged this idea with 'Edit value when debugging' (created on 14 Feb 2020 06:10:09 by Huyen IT)

Hi guys,

In OutSystems Studio, can i modefine value when debugging like Visual Studio for testing special case?



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'Edit value when debugging' (created on 14 Feb 2020 by Huyen IT)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 14 Feb 2020 13:11:28 by Kilian Hekhuis
Merged this idea with 'In Debug, modify a variable's value' (created on 22 Jan 2020 18:51:41 by Chris Kraack)

Most debuggers allow you to modify a variable's value - that would be a great tool.



This comment was:
- originally posted on idea 'In Debug, modify a variable's value' (created on 22 Jan 2020 by Chris Kraack)
- merged to idea '[Debug] Change variable values' on 14 Feb 2020 13:11:59 by Kilian Hekhuis