When isolating a root cause of a failing test written in Python or Java, I use a debugger built in my IDE (e.g., Intellij) to debug it.

Is the same possible for Robot tests?

Particularly, what's a support for debugging Robot tests in IDEA Intellij?

I wonder because I found Robot tests are a mix of both .robot and .py / .java fies.


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The Eclipse plugin called RED ([GitHub]1) has support for the standard debugger.

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More information can be found in the RED GitHub Help pages.

  • So no support for Intellij?
    – dzieciou
    Commented Apr 17, 2019 at 8:11
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    No, IntelliJ is not supported. The team does not have the capacity to support multiple IDE platforms. The approach they took should be compatible, but a significant development effort is still needed for the IDE specific parts. Commented Apr 18, 2019 at 5:32

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