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


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


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 analysis:


Since SonarQubeTM 3.4, if a project cannot be accessed anonymously, the sonar.login and sonar.password properties are required to run an analysis on this project. These properties have to be set to the credentials of a user having the User role on this project. You can set them either:

  • directly on the command line by adding -Dsonar.login=myUser -Dsonar.password=myPassword
  • or in the build.xml file

A project cannot be anonymously accessed when either:

Sample Projects

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

Multi-module Project

The configuration for parent and modules 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/multi-module/ant/java-ant-modules-same-structure
  • Modules with different structures: projects/multi-module/ant/java-ant-modules-different-structures

Multi-module and Multi-language Project

Since SonarQubeTM 3.3, it is possible to run an analysis on a multi-module project whose modules contains source code from different languages.

In addition to the multi-module configuration, the only mandatory property to set is the language for each module:


To help you getting started, a multi-language project sample is available on github that can be browsed or downloadedprojects/languages/multi-language/multi-language-java-javascript-ant

Advanced Usage

Additional analysis parameters can be defined in the build.xml file or through command-line parameters. 

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

The SonarQubeTM Ant Task 2.0 can run analyses from configuration files designed for SonarQubeTM 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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