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Remote Debugger - Breakpoints ignored?

311747 Member Posts: 4
edited Feb 11, 2013 8:48AM in SQL Developer
I am trying to remote debug a package using SQL Developer.

I've added the following line to the package:
Compile for debug
add some break points.
I start a Debug Listener on port 4000.
Then call the procedure from another session.

A debugger session opens up in SQL Developer, but the procedure never stops at any of the break points. It simply runs to the completion w/o stopping.

There is a debugger window w/ the following message:
Debugger accepted connection from database on port 4000.

but no stack. The procedure finished normally.

Has anyone else seen where the breakpoints are ignored in a remote debugger session?
Thanks much!

Versions info:
Oracle Database 11g Enterprise Edition Release - 64bit Production
Oracle SQL Developer (


  • Jim Smith
    Jim Smith Member Posts: 2,876 Silver Trophy
    It is possible the breakpoints aren't on code lines - sometimes the apparent line numbers are wrong. Try bracketting a line with breakpoints on either side.
  • 311747
    311747 Member Posts: 4
    Following your suggestion, I put break point on 6 lines following the DBMS_DEBUG_JDWP.CONNECT_TCP call.
    3 of those lines are code lines. I also have 2 break points on code lines in a procedure being called at one of those 6 lines.

    I have no problem hitting those stops if I 'Run as Debug'... but they are ignored when doing the remote debug.
    In the remote debug session I do see all the break points lists in the Breakpoints tab. I'm very confused.....
  • thatJeffSmith-Oracle
    thatJeffSmith-Oracle Distinguished Product Manager Posts: 8,682 Employee
    An experiment -

    Tools > Preferences > Debugger

    Start Debugging Option:
    - Step Over

    Try this. This allows you to start a debug session sans breakpoints. You can then step over or into your code once the debugger session 'attaches.' I believe this will work for remote...
  • 311747
    311747 Member Posts: 4
    Good suggestion, but I already had that debugger property set.

    I got it working! What I didn't realize was that you need to be logged into the database with the same credentials in both the local and remote session. I was trying to debug as the package owner and executing the procedure using our 'web' runtime user id.......

    I learned that the break points are userid specific.

    Thanks for all your great suggestions!
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