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  1. Preface
  2. Using the Designer
  3. Working with Sources
  4. Working with Flat Files
  5. Working with Targets
  6. Mappings
  7. Mapplets
  8. Mapping Parameters and Variables
  9. Working with User-Defined Functions
  10. Using the Debugger
  11. Viewing Data Lineage
  12. Comparing Objects
  13. Managing Business Components
  14. Creating Cubes and Dimensions
  15. Using the Mapping Wizards
  16. POWERCENTERHELP
  17. Datatype Reference
  18. Configure the Web Browser

Creating Data Breakpoints

Creating Data Breakpoints

When you create a data breakpoint, the Debugger pauses when the data breakpoint evaluates to true. You can set the number of rows to skip or a data condition or both. You have the following options when you set data breakpoints:
  • If you want the Debugger to pause at every row, set the number of rows to zero and do not set a data condition.
  • If you want the Debugger to pause after a specified number of rows passes through the transformation, set the number of rows greater than zero. For example, if you set the number of rows to three, the Debugger skips three rows of data and pauses every fourth row.
  • If you want the Debugger to pause each time the data meets a data condition, enter the data condition and set the number of rows set to zero.
  • If you want the Debugger to pause at designated intervals when a row meets the data condition, you can enter the data condition and set the number of rows greater than zero. For example, if you set the number of rows to three, the Debugger skips three breakpoint rows that meet the condition and pauses at every fourth row.
The following table summarizes the options when you set data breakpoint types and conditions:
Number of Rows
Data Condition
Debugger Behavior
0
No
Pauses at every row.
>0
No
Pauses after every
n
times the number of rows passes through the transformation.
0
Yes
Pauses each time the row meets the data condition.
>0
Yes
Pauses after every
n
times the row meets the data condition.


Updated June 25, 2018