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Description / Features

The Issues Report plugin provides the ability to run local SonarQube analyses on your machine. generate HTML report on issues.

The main use case is for developers to check the code they have added or changed before pushing it back to the SCM.

It generates an HTML report that displays a list of issues that can Here's an example of HTML report (you can download the full report here):

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Issues can then be filtered by severity, new issues only (comparison made against the latest version available on the remote server), etc.

It supports all languages.

Here's an example of HTML report that you can download:

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Info
titleSonar SonarQube Eclipse Plugin
Note that to perform local analyses, a SonarQube Eclipse plugin is also available. It currently while the Issues Report plugin supports every language, there is also support for certain languages within the IDE. The SonarQube plugin for Eclipse supports Java, C/C++ and Python. The SonarQube plugin for IntelliJ supports Java.

Note that you do not need to install any SonarQube server and database on your local machine. Just install and configure

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  1. Install the plugin through the Update Center or download it into the SONARQUBE_HOME/extensions/plugins directory
  2. Restart the SonarQube server

Usage

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Usage

As the main use case is for developers to check the code they have added or changed before pushing it back to the SCM, the Issues Report plugin is usually used in preview mode. This is this usage that is detailed below.

Install your favorite analyzer (SonarQube RunnerMaven or Ant) .Basically, the way to run remote and local analyses is the same. Copy on your local machine the analysis on your local machine. You only have to set the sonar.host.url property to point to your remote SonarQube server (connection settings to the remote database do not have to be provided for a preview analysis as no data is pushed to the database). Note that you don't need to install any SonarQube server on your local machine.

Copy the configuration file (sonar-project.properties, pom.xml, etc.) that is used to analyze the project on the remote server to your local machine. Make sure that the sonar.sources property refers to the directory containing the source code on your local machine (or update it accordingly). The tree structure of the source code on your local machine must match the tree structure that has been remotely analyzed by SonarQube. Finally, run a local analysis:

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# Set the "sonar.dryRun" property to "true" to run a local analysis
sonar-runner -Dsonar.dryRun=true

To get a local report:

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To get an HTML report, set the sonar.issuesReport.html.enable property to true. To

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define its location, set the sonar.issuesReport.html.location property

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to an absolute or relative path to the

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destination for the HTML report. The default value is .sonar/issues-report.html for the SonarQube Runner and Ant, and target/sonar/issues-report.html for Maven.

To display a short report in the console, set the sonar.issuesReport.console.enable property to true:

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Finally, run a preview analysis that generates an HTML report:

 

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# Since SonarQube 4.0
sonar-runner -Dsonar.analysis.mode=preview -Dsonar.issuesReport.html.enable=true
 
# Prior to SonarQube 4.0
sonar-runner -Dsonar.dryRun=true -Dsonar.issuesReport.html.enable=true

Even more useful, you can limit the scope of the analysis to the files that have been recently created or modified

. To do so, the sonar.inclusions property can be set.In the following example, SonarQube will only check the myCobolProgram.cbl Cobol program. The analysis will be local: nothing will be pushed to the database, thus the results will not be available through the SonarQube server web interface. An HTML report will be generated to display the list of issues on the myCobolProgram.cbl file:

(i.e. incremental mode):

 

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# Since SonarQube 4.0
sonar-runner -Dsonar.analysis.mode=incremental -Dsonar.issuesReport.html.enable=true
 
# Prior to SonarQube 4.0, the files have to be manually listed
sonar-runner -Dsonar.dryRun=true -Dsonar.issuesReport.html.enable=true -Dsonar.inclusions=myCobolProgram.cbl
Note
titleMulti-module project compatibility
Note that the Issues Report plugin is not yet compatible with multi-module projects. See https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/SONARPLUGINS-2805.

 

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