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Overly complex arithmetic expression

Reports arithmetic expressions with too many terms.

Such expressions may be confusing and bug-prone.

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 | Groovy | Potentially confusing code constructs

Use the Maximum number of terms field to specify the maximum number of terms allowed in an arithmetic expression.

Inspection options

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

Maximum number of terms



By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Groovy, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024