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Debug Configuration Reference (DebugBundle)

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Debug Configuration Reference (DebugBundle)

The DebugBundle integrates the VarDumper component in Symfony applications. All these options are configured under the debug key in your application configuration.

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# displays the default config values defined by Symfony
$ php bin/console config:dump-reference debug

# displays the actual config values used by your application
$ php bin/console debug:config debug

Note

When using XML, you must use the http://symfony.com/schema/dic/debug namespace and the related XSD schema is available at: http://symfony.com/schema/dic/debug/debug-1.0.xsd

Configuration

max_items

type: integer default: 2500

This is the maximum number of items to dump. Setting this option to -1 disables the limit.

min_depth

type: integer default: 1

Configures the minimum tree depth until which all items are guaranteed to be cloned. After this depth is reached, only max_items items will be cloned. The default value is 1, which is consistent with older Symfony versions.

max_string_length

type: integer default: -1

This option configures the maximum string length before truncating the string. The default value (-1) means that strings are never truncated.

dump_destination

type: string default: null

Configures the output destination of the dumps.

By default, the dumps are shown in the toolbar. Since this is not always possible (e.g. when working on a JSON API), you can have an alternate output destination for dumps. Typically, you would set this to php://stderr:

  • YAML
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    # config/packages/debug.yaml
    debug:
       dump_destination: php://stderr
    
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    <!-- config/packages/debug.xml -->
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
    <container xmlns="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/debug"
        xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"
        xmlns:debug="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/debug"
        xsi:schemaLocation="http://symfony.com/schema/dic/services
            http://symfony.com/schema/dic/services/services-1.0.xsd
            http://symfony.com/schema/dic/debug http://symfony.com/schema/dic/debug/debug-1.0.xsd">
    
        <debug:config dump-destination="php://stderr" />
    </container>
    
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    // config/packages/debug.php
    $container->loadFromExtension('debug', array(
       'dump_destination' => 'php://stderr',
    ));
    

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