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LCOM metric

Reports the classes that have high Lack of Cohesion metric value, which represents the degree of cohesiveness of a class.

It uses class dependency graph components for class cohesiveness measure (M. Hitz and B. Montazeri definition of LCOM metric)

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 | PHP | Refactoring opportunities

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the LCOM metric inspection, and the reference of their default values.

LCOM threshold


Minimum number Of fields


Minimum number Of methods



By default bundled with

PhpStorm 2024.1, Qodana for PHP 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

PHP Architecture, 241.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 18 June 2024