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Copy a long variable from the Console

Topics: DevTools

The Chrome DevTools' Console will collapse and split a long variable into smaller ranges. The following screenshot shows how you see console.log(range) in the Console, where range is an array of numbers between 0 and 500.

long variable in the Console

It's not easy to see the full value or copy the content to clipboard. Here is the tip to do that with ease:

  • In the Console, right click the output and click Store object as global variable
  • Console creates a temporary variable, temp1 for example, that holds the variable value
  • Type temp1 + '' in the Console, and press the Enter key

Console will try to convert the result to String. As a result, you get the full content of original variable.

Here is the output which was omitted to fit in the screen:

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