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When drilling down into measures, you will eventually reach the source code of a file and be able to browse its quality. SonarQube  SonarQube is shipped with 5 4 default perspectives (Coverage, Duplications, Issues, Source). Depending on the plugins that are installed, other perspectives may be available.


This perspective displays the source code with highlighted syntax as well as the main measures of the file.


Since version 3.6, (on Java files only), usage  usage and declaration of variables and methods are highlighted (limited to class scope). When  When clicking on a variable or on a method name, it is possible to see its declaration and usage.

  • Where in the current file is this variable declared? Where is it used?

  • Where in the current file is this method declared? Where is it used?


  • The first column displays the number of unit tests covering the line (available since version 3.5, was the number of hits by unit tests in versions prior to 3.5)
  • The second one displays the number of covered conditions by unit tests out of the total number of conditions to cover

When clicking on a figure displayed in the first column, the unit tests covering this specific line are listed:

When selecting Per test > Covered lines in the second dropdown list, a third dropdown list appears. In this latter list, it is possible to select a specific unit test. Then, only lines covered by this unit test are displayed:


This perspective displays the result of the unit tests belonging to the unit test class. In  In case of a failure or an error, the reason is displayed:

It is also possible to see the mapping of unit tests and covered code. The objective is to answer the following questions:

  • Which files are covered by a given unit test?
  • How many lines of code are covered by a given unit test?
  • Which lines are covered by a given unit test?
  • Which tests cover a given line of code?