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Debugging and Troubleshooting
OpenEdge Debugger : Debugger Window and Files : Debugger window panes : Variables pane : Accessing CLOB fields and LONGCHAR variables
Accessing CLOB fields and LONGCHAR variables
You use CLOB (Character Large OBject) fields and LONGCHAR variables to store large amounts of character data. The Debugger displays the total length of a CLOB or LONGCHAR (in parentheses) followed by the first 256 characters in the CLOB or LONGCHAR (as a quoted string). If a CLOB or LONGCHAR contains more than 256 characters, the Debugger displays an ellipsis indicating there is more data than shown.
You cannot edit CLOB and LONGCHAR values; the Value cell is read-only.
Due to its small size, the Value cell shows only a small part of CLOB and LONGCHAR data. To see the full 256 characters of data, examine the CLOB or LONGCHAR in the Value tab of the Dataview dialog box.