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Idea: I think the Interface Designer's "Test View" window should allow control parameters to act like "Text Boxes" and allow the designer to manually edit, or type a control parameter for use in a debug module.
When designing batch macros, there currently is not an easy, built-in way to test or debug their functionality. There are two reasons to build a batch macro: 1) to reconfigure the macro at run time, just as if they were the answers to questions in the macro GUI; 2) to group the records going in the macro inputs into batches. If I am designing a macro to perform the 1st function -- reconfigure the macro at run time -- I need to be able to test its functionality in a debug module.
The Interface Designer's "Test view" window should provide this ability by allowing you to type an example control parameter value. However, the Test View window only allows you to "dropdown" to a value via a dropdown box. This dropdown box is always empty, thus never allowing you to enter a test control parameter. I think the Interface Designer's "Test View" window should allow control parameters to act like "Text Boxes" and allow the designer to manually edit a control parameter for a debug module.
I've attached a screenshot of a simple, two control parameter batch macro. As you can see, in the Interface Designer, I don't have a way of inputting a value in either control parameter field to open a debug module.