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It is recommended to run project analysis on a regular basis to get the best from the Sonar platform. Continuous Integration servers are the perfect tools to do so.


Install and configure the Sonar Jenkins plugin.

Atlassian Bamboo

Install the Sonar plugins for Bamboo, by Marvelution.

Apache Continuum 1.2


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mvn clean install sonar:sonar -Dmaven.test.failure.ignore=true

in this case, unit test are going to be run twice: once during install and once during sonar

In case you decide to run install commands regularly, here is the setup you can do for the sonar build:

  • Create a build definition with the goal:
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For multi-module projects, make sure that the --non-recursive build definition argument is NOT set.

  • Once created, run this build definition on the root pom of the projects you want to sonar.
  • For multi-module projects, make sure to check For multi modules project, load only root as recursive build when you create the project through the Continuum maven 2 wizard



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clean install -Dtest=false -DfailIfNoTests=false | sonar:sonar -Psonar_profile

Jetbrains TeamCity

These are the build configuration steps you need to do for the build:

  1. In general settings, make sure that fail build if at least one test failed is unchecked.
  2. In build runner config, select Maven2, with the goal

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    clean install sonar:sonar

    Additional maven command line parameters:

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  3. In build triggering select a daily schedule (or what you prefer).
  4. In Properties and environment variables, add an environment variable called MAVEN_OPTS, and set the value to '-Xmx512m'

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