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Javadoc declaration problems

Reports Javadoc comments and tags with the following problems:

  • invalid tag names

  • incomplete tag descriptions

  • duplicated tags

  • missing Javadoc descriptions


/** * Invalid tag name * @poram param description */ public void sample(int param){ }


/** * Pointing to itself {@link #sample(int)} */ public void sample(int param){ }

Quick-fix adds the unknown Javadoc tag to the list of user defined additional tags.

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 | Javadoc

Use textfield below to define additional Javadoc tags.

Use first checkbox to ignore duplicated 'throws' tag.

Use second checkbox to ignore problem with missing or incomplete first sentence in the description.

Use third checkbox to ignore references pointing to itself.

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Javadoc declaration problems inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Additional Javadoc tags


Ignore duplicate 'throws' tag

Default: Selected

Ignore period problems

Default: Selected

Ignore Javadoc pointing to itself

Not selected

Ignore elements marked as @deprecated

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