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Assignment to lambda parameter

Reports assignment to, or modification of lambda parameters. Although occasionally intended, this construct may be confusing and is often caused by a typo or use of a wrong variable.

The quick-fix adds a declaration of a new variable.


list.forEach(s -> { s = s.trim(); System.out.println("String: " + s); });

After the quick-fix is applied:

list.forEach(s -> { String trimmed = s.trim(); System.out.println("String: " + trimmed); });

Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | Java | Assignment issues

Use the Ignore if assignment is a transformation of the original parameter option to ignore assignments that modify the parameter value based on its previous value.

This inspection depends on the Java feature 'Lambda expressions' which is available since Java 8.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Assignment to lambda parameter inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Ignore if assignment is a transformation of the original parameter

Not selected


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024