PyCharm lets you configure settings for your code validation analysis and save them as inspection profiles. You can customize the existing inspection profiles (including default profiles), and create new ones. You can also share, import and export inspection profiles.
PyCharm distinguishes between IDE and project profiles.
- Stored in IDE
These profiles are saved in an application config directory (for example, ~/.PyCharmXXXX/config/inspection on Linux) and are available for any project.
- Stored in Project
These profiles are saved in a particular project's .idea directory (for example, $PROJECT_DIR/.idea/inspectionProfiles on Linux).
In the inspection settings, select the profile to be changed.
Note that the default profiles are also editable.
Note that the selectors of severity and scopes, and the options section (if any) are only available for the enabled inspections.
To apply an inspection to a restricted set of files, associate it with the corresponding scopes.
By default, all inspections apply to all the sources of the current project.
Note that inspections, whose state is changed relative to the default values, and all their grouping nodes are highlighted with blue.
In the inspection settings, select the profile you want to manage.
Click and from the list, select one of the following options:
Copy to IDE or Copy to Project - to copy the selected profile to either IDE level or the project level.
Duplicate - to make a copy of the selected profile. You can change the name of the profile in the Profile field.
Rename - to rename the selected profile.
Delete -to delete the selected profile.
Restore Defaults - to change the selected profile back to its default settings.
Add Description or Edit Description - to add a new or edit an existing description for the selected profile.
Export - to export the selected profile in a form of XML file. You can select where to export your profile.
Import Profile - to import the desired profile (XML file). You can select where to import your profile.
Inspection profiles keep information on the enabled inspections, the scope of files that they analyze, and their severity settings. In PyCharm, there are two types of profiles.
Profiles Stored in IDE are saved in the PyCharm configuration directory and are available for any project. You can copy the IDE profile to the current project using the Copy to Project option.
Profiles Stored in Project are saved in the .idea directory and are available within one project. You can copy the project profile to the IDE level using the Copy to IDE option.
PyCharm comes with two default profiles of each type (Default and Project Default) that you can customize, or create new ones. You can also share, import, and export inspection profiles.
Create a new profile
To create a new profile, copy one of the default profiles and change its settings.
Restore the default profile configuration
You can restore the default inspection settings: inspections enabled by default and their severity levels.
Synchronize profiles between computers
Profiles stored in project are kept together with other project configuration files and are shared through VCS. That is why, after you configure a new project profile and share it with other members of your team, this profile will be automatically propagated to their projects after they check out the project from a VCS.
If you want to share a profile stored in the IDE, you can use the Settings Repository plugin that is bundled with PyCharm.
In this case, you have to configure this profile as the default inspection profile for all newly created projects (make it global). The plugin will promote this global configuration to all computers that are connected to the settings repository.
Share a profile stored in IDE
Make sure that the settings repository is configured.
From the main menu, select, and click .
In the Profile list, select the profile that you want to share, apply the changes and close the dialog.
From the main menu, select Overwrite Remote to send the new configuration to the repository.and click
On another computer connected to the repository, go to Overwrite Local to download and apply the configuration.and select
Export and import a profile
To share a profile, you can also export it and then import it on another computer.