Make sure all projects which you are working with are open within Eclipse. FusionDebug cannot trigger breakpoints on files contained within closed projects.
There are several other reasons that your breakpoints mighty not be firing:
When ColdFusion MX compiles pages prior to running them it may optimize away some lines which it considers unimportant (along with any breakpoints on those lines).
These include empty lines, comments or line which are only outputting HTML.
To ensure your breakpoint fires, place it on a line containing a CF statement. Please note that there are a couple of CF tags such as cfscript or cfreturn which can also be optimised away, resulting in breakpoints on these lines not firing.
FusionDebug 2.0.1 can reliably set breakpoints on many of these lines; consider upgrading to FD 2.0.1.
To be able to find and open a file being debugged or stepped, FusionDebug must be able to predict where the file is located on the server. This is done using the Source Code Lookup rules defined in the launch configuration dialog.
We have two support articles relating to configuring this information:
The following points should be borne in mind when setting up Source Code Lookup rules:
Your folder structure in Eclipse (from the project on down) must mirror that of the webserver from the folder that you have entered in the launch configuration. An exception to this is that FusionDebug will pick the most specific rule when it has a choice of rules.
There are several CF tags which are implemented as internal cfm files. In order to stop you from stepping into these encrypted cfm files we filter them out by name. If your file happens to be named the same as one of these files then it will not appear in FusionDebug.
The excluded filenames are as follows:
Since version 7, the ColdFusion Setup allows you to install ColdFusion as a SingleServer or MultiServer edition.
The latter allows you to run multiple cfusion servers. Per default all these servers share the same JVM configuration (jvm.config) which will let you run into problems when you have added the debugging configuration parameters required by FusionDebug.
We have a support article relating to configuring FusionDebug on MultiServer installations: FusionDebug on MultiServer Configurations
|Server:||ColdFusion 8, ColdFusion 6, ColdFusion 7|
|Platform:||Solaris, MacOS, Linux, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows XP|