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Overly complex method

Reports methods that have too many branch points.

A branch point is one of the following:

  • loop statement

  • if statement

  • ternary expression

  • catch section

  • expression with one or more && or || operators inside

  • switch block with non-default branches

Methods with too high cyclomatic complexity may be confusing and hard to test.

Use the Method complexity limit field to specify the maximum allowed cyclomatic complexity for a method.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Overly complex method inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Method complexity limit


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