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Overwritten Map, Set, or array element

Reports code that overwrites a Map key, a Set element, or an array element in a sequence of add/put calls or using a Java 9 factory method like Set.of (which will result in runtime exception).

This usually occurs due to a copy-paste error.


map.put("A", 1); map.put("B", 2); map.put("C", 3); map.put("D", 4); map.put("A", 5); // duplicating key "A", overwrites the previously written entry

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 | Probable bugs

New in 2017.3


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