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Class with too many dependencies

Reports classes that are directly dependent on too many other classes in the project.

Modifications to any dependency of such classes may require changing the class, thus making it prone to instability.

Only top-level classes are reported.

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 | Dependency issues

Use the Maximum number of dependencies field to specify the maximum allowed number of dependencies for a class.

Available only from Code | Inspect Code or Code | Analyze Code | Run Inspection by Name and isn't reported in the editor.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Class with too many dependencies inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Maximum number of dependencies



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