PhpStorm 2024.1 Help

Get results and fix problems

If an inspection has detected a problem in your code, you can quickly apply a fix in the editor. Place the caret at the highlighted piece of code and press Alt+Enter.

PhpStorm shows an interactive preview next to the quick-fix for some inspections. You can hide and show this preview by pressing Ctrl+Q.

Applying a quick-fix in the editor

Apply fixes in the Problems tool window

If you have invoked inspections manually, you can examine the results in the Problems tool window that opens automatically after the analysis is finished. All detected problems are listed in the left part of the tool window. Click a problem to display inspection details on the right.

  • To fix a problem, click the the Intention action button icon on the toolbar or in the context menu. You can also press Alt+Enter and select a suitable fix from the popup menu.

  • If a problem occurs several times in a file, you can fix all the occurrences at once. Select the problem description, click the Intention action button icon on the toolbar, select the relevant fix, and then select Fix all "<problem description>" in file from the list.

Inspection results tool window

Clean up your code

You can streamline the process of fixing problems in your code by running Code Cleanup. This allows you to batch-apply quick-fixes to the selected scope without examining each problem individually.

During the cleanup, the IDE applies fixes from the code cleanup inspections in the selected inspection profile. To view the list of these inspections, open the Settings dialog by pressing Ctrl+Alt+S and go to Editor | Inspections, click the Filter Inspections button, and enable the Show only cleanup inspections option.

Batch-apply quick-fixes (Code Cleanup)

  1. In the main menu, go to Code | Code Cleanup.

  2. In the Specify Code Cleanup Scope dialog, select the scope to which you want to apply a profile.

  3. Select the inspection profile from the Inspection profile list, or click Configure to create a new profile.

    You can also click Configure to view all code cleanup inspections and their settings.

  4. Click Analyze to launch the cleanup.

    the Specify Code Cleanup Scope dialog

PhpStorm performs code analysis and applies quick-fixes from the selected inspection profile to the detected issues.

Alternatively, you can place the caret at an error in the source code that corresponds to a quick-fix, click the red bulb the quick-fix icon (suggested quick-fix) that appears on the left, and select Code Cleanup from the menu.

Run Silent Cleanup

You can also run the code cleanup in the silent mode without displaying the Specify Code Cleanup Scope dialog. In this case, the IDE runs the cleanup inspections from the profile that is currently configured in the settings.

  1. Select the node in which you want to clean up your code in the Project tool window Alt+1.

    Otherwise, the cleanup will run in the file that is currently opened in the editor.

  2. In the main menu, go to Code | Analyze Code | Silent Code Cleanup.

Clean up your code before committing it to Git

You can clean up your code in files before they are committed to Git. In this case, the current inspection profile will be applied.

  1. Press Ctrl+K or select Git | Commit from the main menu.

  2. In the Commit tool window, click Show Commit Options and in the Commit Checks area, select the Cleanup checkbox.

  3. Click Configure and select the required inspection profile from which the IDE will run inspections.

  4. Click Commit.

Automatically clean up your code on save

You can configure the IDE to clean up your code in modified files automatically when your changes are saved.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open settings and then select Tools | Actions on Save.

  2. Enable the Run code cleanup option.

    Additionally, you can click Configure inspections to specify the inspection profile from which the IDE will run code cleanup inspections.

Export results

After you run inspections, results are displayed on a dedicated tab of the Problems tool window. You can export them to one of the available formats.

  1. In the Problems tool window (View | Tool Windows | Problems or Alt+6), switch to the tab that contains the inspection results that you want to export and click the Export button.

    The Export button in the Inspection Results tool window
  2. Select the format in which you want to save the report: HTML, Sarif (JSON file formatted according to the SARIF specification), or XML.

    The Sarif format is available if the Qodana plugin is enabled.

  3. Specify the target directory and click Save.

Last modified: 26 May 2024