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Text block can be used

Reports String concatenations that can be simplified by replacing them with text blocks.


  • \n occurs two or more times.

  • Text blocks are not concatenated.

Use the Report single string literals option to highlight single literals containing line breaks. The quick-fix will still be available even when this option is disabled.


String html = "<html>\n" + " <body>\n" + " <p>Hello, world</p>\n" + " </body>\n" + "</html>\n";

After the quick-fix is applied:

String html = """ <html> <body> <p>Hello, world</p> </body> </html> """;

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 | Java | Java language level migration aids | Java 15

This inspection depends on the Java feature 'Text block literals' which is available since Java 15.

New in 2019.3

Inspection options

Here you can find the description of settings available for the Text block can be used inspection, and the reference of their default values.

Report single string literals

Not selected


By default bundled with

IntelliJ IDEA 2024.1, Qodana for JVM 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin

Java, 241.18072

Last modified: 18 June 2024