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what are break points in sql server?

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what is meant by break point in the sql server studio.. what is the purpose of it..let me know clearly........................



and one more thing is i am hearing a word regularly while studying about sql server and ms visual stdio.. i.e INTELLISENSE can you explain me clearly what it is and why it is used .

hoping for a better and earlier result

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rohit
Dec 3 '09 #1

✓ answered by nbiswas

BREAKPOINT


First of all, the concept of break point does not confined only to SQL SERVER rather it applies to many programing language environment(like dotnet).

However,

A breakpoint, in software development, is an intentional stopping or pausing place in a program, put in place for debugging purposes. More generally, a breakpoint is a means of acquiring knowledge about a program during its execution. During the interruption, the programmer inspects the test environment (logs, memory, files, etc.) to find out whether the program functions as expected.
In practice, a breakpoint consists of one or more conditions that determine when a program's execution should be interrupted.
The most common form of a breakpoint is one where the program's execution is interrupted before a programmer-specified instruction is executed. This is often referred to as an instruction breakpoint.
Other kinds of conditions can also be used, such as the reading, writing, or modification of a specific location in an area of memory. This is often referred to as a data breakpoint, or a watchpoint.
Breakpoints can also be used to interrupt execution at a particular time, or upon a keystroke etc.
The above content is obtained from Breakpoint


Since Sql Server 2008, Transact SQL Debugger is incorporated with SQL Server Management Studio there by giving the privilege of debugging Transact SQL statements line by line, using breakpoints, step into, step over, step out from database programming objects(stored procedure, function, triggers etc.)

Look into New Features in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio – Part 3 for obtaining a more clear picture.

In short and simple breakpoints are use for program debugging

IntelliSense



The best and sweet description I could present to you is IntelliSense

Intellisense (a feature of SQL SERVER 2008) reads the internal metadata and provides users with a list of available objects and properties while the code is being written. Prior to SQL Server 2008 this feature was supported only by third party products. The Intellisense feature in SQL Server 2008 helps database developers to write the TSQL code effectively, especially those not familiar with the syntax.

You can enable or disable this feature either from Query | Intellisense Enabled or enable or disable this feature by clicking Intellisense Enabled button from the SQL Editor Toolbar.

Look into New Features in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio – Part 1 for more information

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sanjib65
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what is meant by break point in the sql server studio.. what is the purpose of it..let me know clearly........................
Well a very good tutorial for all your answers regarding SQL Server:

http://http://www.functionx.com/sqlserver/

For Intellisense you may find this definition useful:
"IntelliSense is Microsoft's implementation of autocompletion, best known for its use in the Microsoft Visual Studio integrated development environment. In addition to completing the symbol names the programmer is typing, IntelliSense serves as documentation and disambiguation for variable names, functions and methods using reflection."
If you use VS2005 or VS2008 you can get a glimpse of it.
Dec 3 '09 #2

nbiswas
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P: 149
BREAKPOINT


First of all, the concept of break point does not confined only to SQL SERVER rather it applies to many programing language environment(like dotnet).

However,

A breakpoint, in software development, is an intentional stopping or pausing place in a program, put in place for debugging purposes. More generally, a breakpoint is a means of acquiring knowledge about a program during its execution. During the interruption, the programmer inspects the test environment (logs, memory, files, etc.) to find out whether the program functions as expected.
In practice, a breakpoint consists of one or more conditions that determine when a program's execution should be interrupted.
The most common form of a breakpoint is one where the program's execution is interrupted before a programmer-specified instruction is executed. This is often referred to as an instruction breakpoint.
Other kinds of conditions can also be used, such as the reading, writing, or modification of a specific location in an area of memory. This is often referred to as a data breakpoint, or a watchpoint.
Breakpoints can also be used to interrupt execution at a particular time, or upon a keystroke etc.
The above content is obtained from Breakpoint


Since Sql Server 2008, Transact SQL Debugger is incorporated with SQL Server Management Studio there by giving the privilege of debugging Transact SQL statements line by line, using breakpoints, step into, step over, step out from database programming objects(stored procedure, function, triggers etc.)

Look into New Features in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio – Part 3 for obtaining a more clear picture.

In short and simple breakpoints are use for program debugging

IntelliSense



The best and sweet description I could present to you is IntelliSense

Intellisense (a feature of SQL SERVER 2008) reads the internal metadata and provides users with a list of available objects and properties while the code is being written. Prior to SQL Server 2008 this feature was supported only by third party products. The Intellisense feature in SQL Server 2008 helps database developers to write the TSQL code effectively, especially those not familiar with the syntax.

You can enable or disable this feature either from Query | Intellisense Enabled or enable or disable this feature by clicking Intellisense Enabled button from the SQL Editor Toolbar.

Look into New Features in SQL Server 2008 Management Studio – Part 1 for more information
Dec 4 '09 #3

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