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This page describes how to integrate Sonar into a build script for Apache Ant.


You must have previously installed the Sonar Ant Task and read Analyzing Code Source.

Sonar Ant Task 2.0+


This page describes how to use the Sonar Ant Task 2.0+


Simple Project

Define a new Sonar Ant target in your Ant build script:


Run the following command from the project base directory to launch the Sonar analysis:

To help you getting started, a simple project sample is available on github that can be browsed or downloaded: projects/languages/java/ant/java-ant-simple

Multi-module Project

Parent and modules Sonar configuration must be done in the parent build.xml file:

Parent build.xml

To help you getting started, project samples are available on github that can be browsed or downloaded:

  • Modules with the same structure: projects/languages/java/ant/java-ant-modules-same-structure
  • Modules with different structures: projects/languages/java/ant/java-ant-modules-different-structures

Advanced Usage


Known Limitations

  • Main sources and unit test sources can not be mixed in the same directory

Migrating from Sonar Ant Task 1.X to Sonar Ant Task 2.0

The Sonar Ant Task 2.0 can run analyses from configuration files designed for Sonar Ant Task 1.X.

This compatibility mode is automatically activated. But we highly recommend you to migrate to the new format as this compatibility mode will be dropped sooner or later in the next versions.


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