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Conditional break inside loop

Reports conditional breaks at the beginning or at the end of a loop and suggests adding a loop condition instead to shorten the code.


while (true) { if (i == 23) break; i++; }

After the quick fix is applied:

while (i != 23) { i++; }

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 | Control flow issues

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Conditional break inside loop inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Don't suggest to replace with 'do while'

Not selected

Allow merging with existing loop condition

Not selected

Suggest conversion when 'if' is a single statement in loop

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