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Constant expression can be evaluated

Reports constant expressions, whose value can be evaluated statically, and suggests replacing them with their actual values. For example, you will be prompted to replace 2 + 2 with 4, or Math.sqrt(9.0) with 3.0.

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 | Code style issues

New in 2018.1

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Constant expression can be evaluated inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Don't report expressions containing references to defined constants

Not selected

Report only compile-time constants

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