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Field can be local

Reports redundant class fields that can be replaced with local variables.

If all local usages of a field are preceded by assignments to that field, the field can be removed, and its usages can be replaced with local variables.

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 | Class structure

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Field can be local inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Additional special annotations


Ignore fields used in multiple methods

Default: 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