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Incorrect reference to abstract bean

Reports referenced abstract beans.

Abstract beans can be used only as template bean definitions, that is, parents for child definitions. Trying to use such an abstract parent bean on its own by referring to it as a ref property of another bean, or by calling getBean() with the parent bean id, will result in an error.


<bean abstract="true" id="parentBeanWithoutClass"/> <bean class="" id="childBean" parent="parentBeanWithoutClass"> <!-- properties --> </bean>

In this example, the parent bean can't be instantiated on its own since it is incomplete and explicitly marked as abstract.

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IntelliJ IDEA 2023.3, Qodana for JVM 2023.3


Spring, 233.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 13 July 2023