this is something I’ve always had an issue with and never really understood the logic behind.
in this specific case, I’m patching a deserializer and I would like to check “live” what the XPath nodes are returning. unfortunately, when hovering the outputs of those nodes in the operation, the tooltip shows nothing, like if it was not running.
this is 2021.4.5
same behavior occurs even if I right click this DeserializeImageAsset node and click Open to “tell” the system which instance of the node I want to look into (I thought at some point this would work?)
is it the intended behavior? I’m sure I saw this working before. if so, what’s the rationale, and how should one approach this situation?
Thanks for the pointer. The culprit was that the debug flag on those operations wasn’t enabled in case the containing patch had it set already. So it somehow was depending on the order when you added a definition to a canvas. In any case, should be fixed in upcoming builds.