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This page documents how to configure SonarQube in Eclipse for versions 3.2+.

For versions prior to 3.2, browse this page.


To take full advantage of SonarQube in Eclipse, it is recommended that your project be analyzed on a regular basis by SonarQube. Regular analysis allows the Eclipse plugin to distinguish between existing issues and any new ones you introduced.

If your project is not already under analysis, you'll need to declare it through the SonarQube web interface. 

Once your project exists in SonarQube, you're ready to get started with SonarQube in Eclipse.

Setting SonarQube Servers

Go to Window > Preferences > Sonar SonarQube > Servers.

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The user you set to access the server has to be granted the Execute Preview Analysis permission.
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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 projects project with projects a project defined and analyzed on this SonarQubeserverSonarQube server.

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

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

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Click on Finish. Your project is now associated to one analyzed on your SonarQube server. This means that you'll be able to see existing issues for the project in Eclipse, and that when you run a local analysis in Eclipse, it will use the rule profile the project is assigned to in SonarQube rather than the language's default profile.

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


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

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Unlinking a Project

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

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Advanced Configuration

Severity of SonarQube Markers

You can set the severity of SonarQube markers and SonarQube markers for new violations by going to Additional settings (such as markers for new issues) are available through Window > Preferences > Sonar.SonarQube:

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