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As a product integration company, we utilize SQL Server to connect to customer specific databases. Our product is deployed within the customer premise. We install SSMS 17.9.1 as having the ability to debug ODBC sql queries of customer specific databases is an absolute requirement. Removing the debugger from SSMS in version 18.* prevents us using any versions of SSMS newer than 17.9.1. Installing Visual Studio just so we could debug T-SQL is not an option. In our world, we try to install the least amount of software required and adding Visual Studio is a deal breaker. If Microsoft provided a separate T-SQL Debugger, that would certainly be a viable and desirable option as it would enable us to install SSMS and if we need to debug T-SQL, then just install the T-SQL debugger. If Microsoft is unable or unwilling to provide a separate T-SQL Debugger, then we will be forced to look to other products.