How to var_dump objects in Magento 2

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Every once a while, we face a problem with an obvious solution but we need to check a property on an object, and we are not sure its name. XDebug is slowing down Magento 2, and sometimes it’s just not worth firing it up for such a simple task.

A common solution for such problems in PHP is var_dump. However, in Magento 2, objects are so complex with infinite recursions that it’s not a viable option. Here is a quick solution that won’t start writing to your swap and only printing the required properties in a nice readable output:

echo "<pre>"; print_r($order->debug()); die("dead");

It generates something more readable than var_dump, like this:

Array
(
    [entity_id] => 128
    [state] => processing
    [status] => processing
    [protect_code] => 0cf7e6d4dc7adae995d3263523b849eb
    [shipping_description] => Ships within 2 business days. - Standard Shipping
    [is_virtual] => 0
    [store_id] => 1
    [base_discount_amount] => 0.0000
    [base_grand_total] => 23.9900
    [base_shipping_amount] => 8.9900
    [base_shipping_tax_amount] => 0.0000
    [base_subtotal] => 15.0000
    [base_tax_amount] => 0.0000
    [base_to_global_rate] => 1.0000
    [base_to_order_rate] => 1.0000
    [discount_amount] => 0.0000
    [grand_total] => 23.9900
    [shipping_amount] => 8.9900
    [shipping_tax_amount] => 0.0000
    [store_to_base_rate] => 0.0000
    [store_to_order_rate] => 0.0000
    [subtotal] => 15.0000
    [tax_amount] => 0.0000
    [total_qty_ordered] => 1.0000
    [customer_is_guest] => 1
    [customer_note_notify] => 1
    [billing_address_id] => 241
    [customer_group_id] => 0
    [quote_id] => 533
    [shipping_address_id] => 240
    [base_shipping_discount_amount] => 0.0000
    [base_subtotal_incl_tax] => 15.0000
    [base_total_due] => 23.9900
    [shipping_discount_amount] => 0.0000
    [subtotal_incl_tax] => 15.0000
    [total_due] => 23.9900
    [weight] => 0.1000
    [increment_id] => MD-0020018-A
    [base_currency_code] => USD
    [customer_email] => sandor@---.co
    [global_currency_code] => USD
    [order_currency_code] => USD
    [remote_ip] => 172.21.0.1
    [shipping_method] => acmecorp_standard_acmecorp_standard
    [store_currency_code] => USD
    [store_name] => Main Website
Main Website Store

    [created_at] => 2018-06-30 11:54:55
    [updated_at] => 2018-06-30 11:58:49
    [total_item_count] => 1
    [discount_tax_compensation_amount] => 0.0000
    [base_discount_tax_compensation_amount] => 0.0000
    [shipping_discount_tax_compensation_amount] => 0.0000
    [base_shipping_discount_tax_compensation_amnt] => 0.0000
    [shipping_incl_tax] => 8.9900
    [base_shipping_incl_tax] => 8.9900
    [gift_cards] => []
    [base_gift_cards_amount] => 0.0000
    [gift_cards_amount] => 0.0000
    [gw_base_price] => 0.0000
    [gw_price] => 0.0000
    [gw_items_base_price] => 0.0000
    [gw_items_price] => 0.0000
    [gw_card_base_price] => 0.0000
    [gw_card_price] => 0.0000
    [paypal_ipn_customer_notified] => 0
    [payment (Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Payment\Interceptor)] => Array
        (
            [entity_id] => 131
            [parent_id] => 128
            [base_shipping_amount] => 8.9900
            [shipping_amount] => 8.9900
            [base_amount_ordered] => 23.9900
            [amount_ordered] => 23.9900
            [cc_ss_start_year] => 0
            [method] => checkmo
            [cc_ss_start_month] => 0
            [cc_exp_year] => 0
            [additional_information] => Array
                (
                    [method_title] => Check / Money order
                )

            [method_instance (Magento\OfflinePayments\Model\Checkmo\Interceptor)] => Array
                (
                    [info_instance (Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Payment\Interceptor)] => *** RECURSION ***
                    [store] => 1
                )

        )

    [items] => Array
        (
            [162 (Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Item\Interceptor)] => Array
                (
                    [item_id] => 162
                    [order_id] => 128
                    [quote_item_id] => 795
                    [store_id] => 1
                    [created_at] => 2018-06-30 11:54:55
                    [updated_at] => 2018-06-30 11:58:49
                    [product_id] => 90
                    [product_type] => configurable
                    [product_options] => Array
                        (
                            [info_buyRequest] => Array
                                (
                                    [uenc] => aHR0cDovL3d3dy5kZXYtc2l0ZS5jb20vZmFjZS1ib2R5LWNsZWFuc2VyLmh0bWw,
                                    [product] => 90
                                    [selected_configurable_option] => 
                                    [related_product] => 
                                    [super_attribute] => Array
                                        (
                                            [735] => 69
                                        )

                                    [options] => Array
                                        (
                                            [24] => 102
                                        )

                                    [qty] => 1
                                )

                            [options] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => Array
                                        (
                                            [label] => Subscription
                                            [value] => No, thanks!
                                            [print_value] => No, thanks!
                                            [option_id] => 24
                                            [option_type] => radio
                                            [option_value] => 102
                                            [custom_view] => 
                                        )

                                )

                            [attributes_info] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => Array
                                        (
                                            [label] => Size
                                            [value] => 100ML
                                            [option_id] => 735
                                            [option_value] => 69
                                        )

                                )

                            [simple_name] => Face & Body Cleanser-100ML
                            [simple_sku] => Face & Body Cleanser-100ML
                            [product_calculations] => 1
                            [shipment_type] => 0
                            [giftcard_is_redeemable] => 0
                        )

                    [weight] => 0.1000
                    [is_virtual] => 0
                    [sku] => Face & Body Cleanser-100ML
                    [name] => Face & Body Cleanser
                    [is_qty_decimal] => 0
                    [no_discount] => 0
                    [qty_canceled] => 0.0000
                    [qty_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [qty_ordered] => 1.0000
                    [qty_refunded] => 0.0000
                    [qty_shipped] => 1
                    [price] => 15.0000
                    [base_price] => 15.0000
                    [original_price] => 15.0000
                    [base_original_price] => 15.0000
                    [tax_percent] => 0.0000
                    [tax_amount] => 0.0000
                    [base_tax_amount] => 0.0000
                    [tax_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [base_tax_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [discount_percent] => 0.0000
                    [discount_amount] => 0.0000
                    [base_discount_amount] => 0.0000
                    [discount_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [base_discount_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [amount_refunded] => 0.0000
                    [base_amount_refunded] => 0.0000
                    [row_total] => 15.0000
                    [base_row_total] => 15.0000
                    [row_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [base_row_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [row_weight] => 0.1000
                    [price_incl_tax] => 15.0000
                    [base_price_incl_tax] => 15.0000
                    [row_total_incl_tax] => 15.0000
                    [base_row_total_incl_tax] => 15.0000
                    [discount_tax_compensation_amount] => 0.0000
                    [base_discount_tax_compensation_amount] => 0.0000
                    [free_shipping] => 0
                    [qty_returned] => 0.0000
                    [has_children] => 1
                    [product (Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Interceptor)] => Array
                        (
                            [row_id] => 90
                            [entity_id] => 90
                            [created_in] => 1
                            [updated_in] => 2147483647
                            [attribute_set_id] => 4
                            [type_id] => configurable
                            [sku] => Face & Body Cleanser
                            [has_options] => 1
                            [required_options] => 1
                            [created_at] => 2018-06-06 18:38:13
                            [updated_at] => 2018-06-22 21:10:51
                            [description] => Gentle foaming formula cleans without removing good bacteria.
                            [meta_keyword] => Face & Body Cleanser
                            [directions] => 

Use like you would any other face cleanser or body wash. Pump into your hands, lather onto wet skin, and rinse.

                            [ingredients] => 

Aqua (water), Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Lauramidopropyl Betaine (plant-based cleanser), Coco Glucoside (plant-based cleanser), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Glycerin (moisture-binding), Hydroxypropylcellulose (thickener), Hydrolyzed Quinoa (moisture-binding).


This preservative-free product is best when used within 8 weeks after opening. Refrigeration not necessary.


                            [results] => Enhances results of the AO+ Mist.
                            [video] => 
 

 
 
 
 
 

                            [advantages] => advantages.png
                            [related_products_title] => Boost the results of your face & body cleanser routine
                            [subscription_intervals] => 1,2,3
                            [name] => Face & Body Cleanser
                            [meta_title] => Face & Body Cleanser
                            [meta_description] => Face & Body Cleanser 
                            [image] => /c/l/cleanser_2.png
                            [small_image] => /8/2/8218_0009_amazon_5.jpg
                            [thumbnail] => /8/2/8218_0009_amazon_5.jpg
                            [options_container] => container2
                            [url_key] => face-body-cleanser
                            [gift_message_available] => 2
                            [gift_wrapping_available] => 2
                            [is_returnable] => 2
                            [swatch_image] => no_selection
                            [video_title] => Is this cleanser right for you?
                            [video_description] => Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Proin ac est mauris. Cras et leo eget est eleifend iaculis quis et justo. Ut sodales nisl in purus scelerisque, vel imperdiet ligula scelerisque.
                            [advantages_title] => Efficacy advantage: It's actually alive in there
                            [advantages_description] => This cult favorite gives you great skin by restoring an essential bacteria we've lost with modern living.
                            [advantages_link] => #
                            [questions_link] => https://acmecorp1521473985.zendesk.com/hc/en-us
                            [results_3] => 60% of users cut out 2 or more products
                            [results_4] => 55% of users are able to take shorter showers with fewer products
                            [results_link] => https://acmecorp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001572048-Our-Research
                            [results_2] => Users across all skin types notice improvements in their skin’s appearance, as well as improved texture of the skin.
                            [ingredients_link] =>  https://acmecorp.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/360000082328-Ingredients
                            [status] => 1
                            [visibility] => 4
                            [quantity_and_stock_status] => Array
                                (
                                    [is_in_stock] => 1
                                    [qty] => 0
                                )

                            [tax_class_id] => 2
                            [subscription_active] => 1
                            [subscription_allow_onetime] => 1
                            [options] => Array
                                (
                                    [0 (Magento\Catalog\Model\Product\Option)] => Array
                                        (
                                            [option_id] => 24
                                            [product_id] => 90
                                            [type] => radio
                                            [is_require] => 1
                                            [max_characters] => 0
                                            [image_size_x] => 0
                                            [image_size_y] => 0
                                            [sort_order] => 1000
                                            [default_title] => Subscription
                                            [title] => Subscription
                                        )

                                )

                            [media_gallery] => Array
                                (
                                    [images] => Array
                                        (
                                            [108] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [value_id] => 108
                                                    [file] => /c/l/cleanser_7.jpg
                                                    [media_type] => image
                                                    [row_id] => 90
                                                    [position] => 1
                                                    [disabled] => 1
                                                    [position_default] => 1
                                                    [disabled_default] => 1
                                                )

                                            [111] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [value_id] => 111
                                                    [file] => /8/2/8218_0009_amazon_5.jpg
                                                    [media_type] => image
                                                    [row_id] => 90
                                                    [position] => 2
                                                    [disabled] => 1
                                                    [position_default] => 2
                                                    [disabled_default] => 1
                                                )

                                            [144] => Array
                                                (
                                                    [value_id] => 144
                                                    [file] => /c/l/cleanser_2.png
                                                    [media_type] => image
                                                    [row_id] => 90
                                                    [position] => 3
                                                    [disabled] => 0
                                                    [position_default] => 3
                                                    [disabled_default] => 0
                                                )

                                        )

                                    [values] => Array
                                        (
                                        )

                                )

                            [category_ids] => Array
                                (
                                    [0] => 2
                                    [1] => 9
                                    [2] => 29
                                )

                            [is_salable] => 1
                        )

                )

            [163 (Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Item\Interceptor)] => Array
                (
                    [item_id] => 163
                    [order_id] => 128
                    [parent_item_id] => 162
                    [quote_item_id] => 796
                    [store_id] => 1
                    [created_at] => 2018-06-30 11:54:55
                    [updated_at] => 2018-06-30 11:54:55
                    [product_id] => 93
                    [product_type] => simple
                    [product_options] => Array
                        (
                            [info_buyRequest] => Array
                                (
                                    [uenc] => aHR0cDovL3d3dy5kZXYtc2l0ZS5jb20vZmFjZS1ib2R5LWNsZWFuc2VyLmh0bWw,
                                    [product] => 90
                                    [selected_configurable_option] => 
                                    [related_product] => 
                                    [super_attribute] => Array
                                        (
                                            [735] => 69
                                        )

                                    [options] => Array
                                        (
                                            [24] => 102
                                        )

                                    [qty] => 1
                                )

                            [giftcard_is_redeemable] => 0
                        )

                    [weight] => 0.1000
                    [is_virtual] => 0
                    [sku] => Face & Body Cleanser-100ML
                    [name] => Face & Body Cleanser-100ML
                    [is_qty_decimal] => 0
                    [no_discount] => 0
                    [qty_canceled] => 0.0000
                    [qty_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [qty_ordered] => 1.0000
                    [qty_refunded] => 0.0000
                    [qty_shipped] => 0.0000
                    [price] => 0.0000
                    [base_price] => 0.0000
                    [original_price] => 0.0000
                    [tax_percent] => 0.0000
                    [tax_amount] => 0.0000
                    [base_tax_amount] => 0.0000
                    [tax_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [base_tax_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [discount_percent] => 0.0000
                    [discount_amount] => 0.0000
                    [base_discount_amount] => 0.0000
                    [discount_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [base_discount_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [amount_refunded] => 0.0000
                    [base_amount_refunded] => 0.0000
                    [row_total] => 0.0000
                    [base_row_total] => 0.0000
                    [row_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [base_row_invoiced] => 0.0000
                    [row_weight] => 0.0000
                    [free_shipping] => 0
                    [qty_returned] => 0.0000
                    [gift_message_available] => 0
                    [parent_item (Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Item\Interceptor)] => *** RECURSION ***
                )

        )

    [is_in_process] => 1
    [status_histories] => Array
        (
        )

    [addresses] => Array
        (
            [240 (Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Address\Interceptor)] => Array
                (
                    [entity_id] => 240
                    [parent_id] => 128
                    [region_id] => 6
                    [region] => Alabama
                    [postcode] => 12345
                    [lastname] => Czettner
                    [street] => 34 Priory Road
                    [city] => Lesmahagow
                    [email] => sandor@---.co
                    [telephone] => 123456
                    [country_id] => US
                    [firstname] => Sandor
                    [address_type] => shipping
                )

            [241 (Magento\Sales\Model\Order\Address\Interceptor)] => Array
                (
                    [entity_id] => 241
                    [parent_id] => 128
                    [region_id] => 6
                    [region] => Alabama
                    [postcode] => 12345
                    [lastname] => Czettner
                    [street] => 34 Priory Road
                    [city] => Lesmahagow
                    [email] => sandor@---.co
                    [telephone] => 123456
                    [country_id] => US
                    [firstname] => Sandor
                    [address_type] => billing
                )

        )

)
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