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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 13, 2022

Add a BREAK on EXCEPTION to STRDBG environment

When debugging an exception error that can cause the debugged program to end is sometime encountered. However if no breakpoint is established at that stmt, the program just ends. This is most notable in RPG IV and compiled SQL/PL.
Add a "Pause on Exception" as we see in most other debug agents on other platforms, that stops when an exception/error is detected that isn't trapped by user-code.


Use Case:

I kind of feel like this used to be a thing... I have a breakpoint on statement 1000 and an error occurs a few line above or below, the problem terminates and I never see what happened in debug. There should be an option to stop/pause/break on exceptions in the system debugger. Perhaps a parm on STRDBG.


Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki
    Nov 29, 2022

    The CAAC has reviewed this IBM Idea and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature. The requested behavior seems to already be present in the ILE debugger in most cases.


    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual IBM Ideas on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your Idea.


    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac


    Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager

  • Guest
    Mar 14, 2022

    Thank you!

  • Guest
    Mar 14, 2022

    IBM understands this requirement and will consider as part of future prioritization