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Execute step by step

You can move through a Process one step at a time by clicking Debug > Execute Next Action, or by clicking on the Execute Next Action button executenextactionbutton.png on the toolbar. This will start the Process, but pause before the first Action. You can then click Execute Next Action to move through the Process. By using the Variables Pane, you can watch the variable values as they change.

Additionally, you can use this button after a Process being stopped by a breakpoint to execute only the subsequent action instead of pressing the Start button that will resume the execution of the Process.

Variable inspection during execution:

You can examine a Process at a particular Action step, by adding a breakpoint at that step as mentioned above, or by moving through the Process manually with the Execute Next Action Icon. Once you have stopped at the Action you want, you can view the Variables through the Variables Pane of the Process Designer Window.

You are able to see what is the last value stored in each variable once the execution is completed. Also, once the execution pauses on a breakpoint you have the option to change a variable's value dynamically through the Variables Visualizer Window, set a different one and resume the execution to see how the process will react to that value.

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As a last note, instead of clicking on the button you may as well press the designated Hotkey. This is especially useful when debugging Processes that control the mouse and you don't want to use the mouse at the same time to click on the button. The default key for executing the next action is F9, but you can change this through the Process Designer Options dialog.