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SQL Anywhere 12.0.1 » SQL Anywhere Server - SQL Usage » The SQL Anywhere debugger » Breakpoints


Setting breakpoints

Administrators can set breakpoints in Sybase Central. A breakpoint instructs the debugger to interrupt execution at a specified line. By default, a breakpoint applies to all connections.


DBA authority.

Context and remarks


 Set a breakpoint
  1. Use the SQL Anywhere 12 plug-in to connect to the database as a user with DBA authority.

  2. In the left pane, double-click Procedures & Functions.

  3. Select a procedure.

  4. Click Mode » Debug.

  5. In the Which User Would You Like To Debug field, type * to debug all users, or type the name of the database user you want to debug.

  6. In the right pane, click the line where you want to insert the breakpoint.

    A cursor appears in the line where you clicked.

  7. Press F9.

    A red circle appears to the left of the line of code.

 Set a breakpoint (Debug menu)
  1. Click Debug » Breakpoints.

  2. Click New.

  3. In the Procedure list, select a procedure.

  4. If required, complete the Condition and Count fields.

    The condition is a SQL expression that must evaluate to true for the breakpoint to interrupt execution. For example, you can set a breakpoint to apply to a connection made by a specified user, by entering the following condition:

    CURRENT USER = 'user-name'

    The count is the number of times the breakpoint is hit before it stops execution. A value of 0 means that the breakpoint always stops execution.

  5. Click OK. The breakpoint is set on the first executable statement in the procedure.


The breakpoint is set.