For php8.1 and with the latest Magento coding standards we are facing below error while running the static test from CLI and PHPStorm

ERROR: Referenced sniff "PHPCompatibility.FunctionUse.RemovedFunctions" does not exist

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Add the phpcompatibility/php-compatibility ruleset to the composer.json using post-install-cmd:

    "scripts": {
        "post-install-cmd": [
            "([ $COMPOSER_DEV_MODE -eq 0 ] || vendor/bin/phpcs --config-set installed_paths ../../magento/magento-coding-standard/,../../phpcompatibility/php-compatibility)"
  • This usually works but there is issue with current version of phpcs sometime installed path are blank despite defining it Jun 27, 2022 at 2:39
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    This should be the accepted answer as it does not require manual changes in any file.
    – EssGee
    Apr 14, 2023 at 12:14

This is known issue with Magento coding standards and temporary workaround is to add below code

$resolvedInstalledPaths[] = '/path/to/your/project/vendor/phpcompatibility/php-compatibility/PHPCompatibility';

        $resolvedInstalledPaths[] = $installedPath;

    return $resolvedInstalledPaths;



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