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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Aug 4, 2016

Add Break on Variable Changed to RDi Debug

In other IDE's that I have worked with, I have the ability to watch a variable, and break when its value changes during debug. In RDi I can only set a break point on a specific line and set conditions on when execution stops there. Both are useful. Please add the ability to break on whatever line causes a specified variable to change value.

Use Case:

I have a field in a file that is getting the wrong value, but I can't easily find where that value is being populated. I would like to see in debug each line that changes the value of that variable as it is being run so that I can more easily find the bug.

Idea priority Medium
  • Guest
    Aug 25, 2016

    This is basically the watch point feature. You can watch a global or local variable or expression. Once the value of the watched expression has changed, the debugger stops. In the debug editor, you can right click on the variable inside the editor and select the "Add Watch Breakpoint" action to set a watch point

  • Guest
    Aug 5, 2016

    I suggest this RFE be withdrawn. RDi has always had the functionality described, (Watch Breakpoint).