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Statement has empty body

Reports the statements that have empty bodies.

While occasionally useful, such statements are often the result of typos and may cause confusion.

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 | Probable bugs

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Statement has empty body inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Comments count as content

Not selected

Ignore 'while' loop without body

Not selected

Ignore 'for' loop without body

Not selected


By default bundled with

PhpStorm 2024.1, Qodana for PHP 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin


Last modified: 18 June 2024