Code Intelligence (FREE)
Introduced in GitLab 13.1.
Code Intelligence adds code navigation features common to interactive development environments (IDE), including:
- Type signatures and symbol documentation.
- Go-to definition.
Code Intelligence is built into GitLab and powered by LSIF (Language Server Index Format), a file format for precomputed code intelligence data.
NOTE: You can automate this feature in your applications by using Auto DevOps.
Enable code intelligence for a project by adding a GitLab CI/CD job to the project's
.gitlab-ci.yml which generates the LSIF artifact:
allow_failure: true # recommended
The generated LSIF file size may be limited by
the artifact application limits (
default to 100MB (configurable by an instance administrator).
After the job succeeds, code intelligence data can be viewed while browsing the code:
To find where a particular object is being used, you can see links to specific lines of code under the References tab:
Generating an LSIF file requires a language server indexer implementation for the relevant language.
View a complete list of available LSIF indexers on their website and refer to their documentation to see how to generate an LSIF file for your specific language.