Transact-SQL Debugger - Locals Window

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The Locals window displays information about the local expressions in the current scope of the Transact-SQL debugger. The scope is set to the current call stack frame that is selected in the Call Stack window. You must be in debug mode to display the local expressions.

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To access the Locals window

  • On the Debug menu, click Windows, and then click Locals.

    To change the value of an expression

  • Right-click the expression, and then select Edit Value.


Is the name of the local expression. The Transact-SQL debugger lists variables, parameters, and the system functions that have names that start with @@.

Displays the value that is currently assigned to the local expression. This column is blank when no value has been assigned to the expression.

If the length of an expression is larger than the width of the Value column, a tooltip displays the full value when you move the pointer over the Value cell for that expression.

A magnifying glass icon in a Value cell indicates that the Transact-SQL debugger visualizer is available. In the list, you can specify Text Visualizer, XML Visualizer, or HTML Visualizer. To start a debugger visualizer, click the magnifying glass icon. The Transact-SQL debugger opens a dialog box that displays the data in a format appropriate to the data type.

Displays the data type of the expression.

See Also

Transact-SQL Debugger
Transact-SQL Debugger Information
Watch Window
Call Stack Window
QuickWatch Dialog Box
Expressions (Transact-SQL)