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Prohibited exception declared

Reports methods that declare an inappropriate exception in their throws clause. For example an exception can be inappropriate because it is overly generic, such as java.lang.Exception or java.lang.Throwable.

Example:

void describeModule(String module) throws Exception {} // warning: Prohibited exception 'Exception' declared

Configure the inspection:

  • Use the Prohibited exceptions list to specify which exceptions should be reported.

  • Use the Ignore exceptions declared on methods overriding a library method option to ignore exceptions declared by methods that override a library method.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Prohibited exception declared inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Prohibited exceptions

[java.lang.Throwable, java.lang.Exception, java.lang.Error, java.lang.RuntimeException, java.lang.NullPointerException, java.lang.ClassCastException, java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException]

Ignore exceptions declared on methods overriding a library method

Not selected

Inspection Details

By default bundled with:

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin:

Java, 241.16690

Last modified: 29 April 2024