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Rename dialog for a parameter

Use this dialog to rename a parameter.

In addition to renaming the parameter itself, PyCharm can also look for the usages of the parameter name. If found, the changes you are making to the parameter name can also be applied to these usages.

The usages are assigned to different categories which correspond to the options which you can turn on and off.

Note that regardless of the options selected, the search scope (places where you search for the name occurrences) is always limited to the current entity (for example, a file, or a class) and the entities that the current one depends on.

Item Description
Rename <parameter> and its usages to Specify a new name for the parameter.
Search in comments and strings If this checkbox is selected, PyCharm will look for occurrences of the parameter name within comments and string literals in your source code files.
Search in loaded sources If this checkbox is selected, PyCharm will look for occurrences of the parameter name within downloaded object sources.
SQL Script The statement to be run to rename the table or column. If necessary, you can edit the statement right in this pane.
Refactor Execute the statement and make associated changes right away.
Preview Preview potential associated changes prior to executing the statement.
Search for text occurrences If this option is on, PyCharm will look for occurrences of the parameter name in the files that don't contain source code. These may be the text files, properties files, HTML files, documentation files, and so on.
Scope Use this option to set a scope for the Rename refactoring. For example, you can limit the refactoring to only recently changed files, or to only open files, and so on. You can also create a custom scope that you can either share or keep local.
Last modified: 18 August 2020