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DECLARE @test varchar(1) = '';
SELECT @test

When debugging, hovering over @test displays a little {...} token, and clicking the magnifying glass to open the text visualizer causes an application crash.

Is there any reason for this to be happening? Or is this a legit bug in SSMS or SQL Server?

  • (SQL Server and SSMS minor version 11.0.3128) – NReilingh Mar 28 '15 at 21:21
  • It looks like a bug to me, and it is still present in SSMS 2014. Only happens on the text visualizer, both xml and html handle it just fine. – Mister Magoo Mar 29 '15 at 0:14
  • When I launched one of the other visualizers I think I got a "page could not be displayed" or something like that... Do you happen to know where this should be submitted as a bug? – NReilingh Mar 29 '15 at 0:22
  • connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/Feedback, search before posting though – Avarkx Mar 29 '15 at 2:54
  • Trying to view text in the visualizer still crashes SSMS 17.5 (for SQL Server 2017). – Simon Tewsi May 5 '18 at 10:42

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