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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.

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Spring, 241.16690

Last modified: 29 April 2024