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Copy a long variable from the Console

Written byPhuoc Nguyen
23 Feb, 2021
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
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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