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To fully take advantage of SonarQube in EclipseIntelliJ, it is recommended that your project is already being analyzed on a regular basis by SonarQube. Indeed, you'll get features such as only displaying new issues that you have introduced.

However, if you want to give SonarQube in Eclipse IntelliJ a quick try, you just have to first declare your project through the SonarQube web interface.

Setting SonarQube Servers

Go to Window File > Preferences Settings > SonarQube > Servers.

SonarQube in Eclipse is pre-configured to access a local SonarQube server listening on http://localhost:9000/. You can edit this server, delete it or add new ones.
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to add, edit or remove SonarQube servers:

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Linking a Project to One Analyzed on a SonarQube Server


Once the SonarQube server is defined, the next step is to link your Eclipse IntelliJ project with a project defined on this SonarQube server.

To do so, right-click on the project in the Project Explorer, and then Configure > and click on Associate with SonarQube. ..:

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In the SonarQube project text field, start Start typing the name of the project and select it in the result list box:

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titleAutomatic association for Maven projects
Note that for Maven projects, the association is performed automatically.

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Changing linkage

At any time, it is possible to change the project association.

To do so, right-click on the project in the Project Explorer, and then SonarQube > Change Project and click on Update SonarQube Association...:

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Unlinking a Project

To do so, right-click on the project in the Project Explorer, and then SonarQube > Remove SonarQube Nature:

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Advanced Configuration

Additional settings (such as markers for new issues) are available through Window > Preferences > SonarQube:

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, go to Update SonarQube Association..., then click on Remove Association.

You are now all set with configuration and you can start using SonarQube in EclipseIntelliJ.