PL/I Data Breakpoints

  • This functionality requires a licensed version of a Micro Focus Enterprise Developer product on the same machine. See Installation for details.
  • This functionality is supported only in PL/I code, and is not available for COBOL.

Data breakpoints are using the address of variables and break the execution of the code when the value of the data changes. To set a data breakpoint:

  1. Start debugging your PL/I application.
  2. In the VARIABLES panel, right-click a variable, and click Break on Value Change.

    This adds a data breakpoint to the BREAKPOINTS panel.

  3. Continue stepping through the code.

    Execution stops when the value of the variable changes.

  4. You can enable or disable the data breakpoint from the BREAKPOINTS panel.