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Why does my java variable say and stay ‘Evaluating’?

Problem: When I want to evaluate whether two List arrays are different, if I mouse over the variable it says “Evaluating…” and the Variables window says “Collecting Data..” and just stay there. I think this may be contributing to downstream issues.

What I’m trying to do: The method below is to receive these two lists and evaluates value for value based upon position. I want to set a breakpoint to evaluate these values visually.

I’m using Intellij Idea 2021 with Android Studio plug-in with sdk version 29 (1.8)

private void checkForUpdates(List<String> original, List<String> update, int vNoteID)

Collecting Data

In the 15 minutes it took to write this I have yet to see the collected data. I’m not sure what I need to do.



I tried researching more and I solved my problem by un-checking the “Enable ‘ToString()’ object view:” setting.

Settings > Build, Execution, Deployment > Debugger > Java (since I’m using Java)

To Stop Collecting Data - Evaluating... during debugging