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Unresolved references

Reports references in your code that cannot be resolved.

In a dynamically typed language, this is possible in a limited number of cases.

If a reference type is unknown, then its attributes are not highlighted as unresolved even if you know that they should be:

def print_string(s): print(

In this code fragment s is always a string and abc should be highlighted as unresolved. However, s type is inferred as Any and no warning is reported.

The IDE provides quick-fix actions to add missing references on-the-fly.

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 | Python

Inspection options

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

Ignored references



By default bundled with

DataSpell 2024.1, IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, PyCharm 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Python Community Edition, 241.SNAPSHOT

Last modified: 18 June 2024