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Invalid PHPUnit mocking target

Reports the methods and classes that are incorrectly mocked in PHPUnit tests.

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 | PHPUnit

The following entities are reported:

  • Enums and final classes

  • private, static, or final methods

  • Duplicate methods provided in the mocked methods lists via addMethods(), onlyMethods(), setMethods(), and so on.


By default bundled with

PhpStorm 2024.1, Qodana for PHP 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin


Last modified: 18 June 2024