Toad provides an intuitive and efficient way to write, run, and test your SQL and PL/SQL code. Toad supports efficient code management for a single developer or a whole team of developers.
Toad supports watches on implicit and explicit variables, including some complex data types such as explicitly and implicitly defined records, %ROWTYPE records, and cursors.
From the Watches window, you can easily work with your watches. You can select from the toolbars on the window itself, or you can use the right-click menu to access more functions.
Note: You can also hover your mouse over a variable to check the value without formally setting a watch.
To access the Watches window
Click the Watches tab in the Output area.
Note: If the watches tab is not visible, right-click and select Desktop Panels | Watches.
You can right-click a watch and select Export Watches, in addition to other options.
See the online help for more information about using watches.
To add a watch from the Editor
Note: If the Watches window was not open, you will need to open it to view watches.
To add a watch from the Watches window
Right-click and select the Add Watch menu item.
To add a watch from the Debug Menu
From the Debug menu, select Add Watch at cursor.
Note: If text is selected when Add Watch at Cursor is chosen, Toad sets the watch on the selected text. If no text is selected it uses the text under the cursor. This change occurs so that if you have a recordname.fieldname, you can highlight only recordname to set a watch on it. If you have an expression like v_List(2), where v_List is a varray, then you can highlight the entire expression to put a watch on it.