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Validate annotated patterns

Reports expressions passed as arguments for @Pattern parameters and returned from @Pattern-annotated methods that do not match the specified pattern.


@Pattern("\\d\\d-\\d\\d\\d") String getId() { return "1"; }

Use the Flag non compile-time constant expressions option to let the inspection report expressions with an unknown value and offer to add a substitution (@Subst) annotation.

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 | Pattern validation

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Validate annotated patterns inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Flag non compile-time constant expressions

Default: Selected


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

IntelliLang, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024