What techniques can I use to debug TSQL code now the debugger in SSMS 18 has been deprecated/removed?

  • Yes, looks the Debug has been deprecated!!!
    – Tony Dong
    Feb 19, 2020 at 23:35

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The way I am using might not the best, however, just to reassure you that this is possible and it has been working fine for me:

if you really like the debug least for now I am using both versions of ssms, the 17.9 and the 18 side by side as you can see on the picture below:

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I use sql server from 2008 r2 up to sql server 2017.