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Dashboards provide a way to display any kinds of data through widgets at different levels:

  • Global dashboards display data at instance level
  • Project dashboards display data at project level.

Project Dashboards

Project dashboards are the entry point when looking at a project. They display an overview of the project data: measures, issues, etc.

The Default Dashboard gives an overview of your project (with widgets like Size, etc.) and its quality (with widgets like Issues and Technical Debt, Duplications, etc.).

From there, you will be able to hunt for the Developers' Seven Deadly Sins:

Duplications

See Duplications for detailed explanation on this quality flaw.

Bad distribution of complexity

See Bad Distribution of Complexity for detailed explanation on this quality flaw.

Spaghetti design

See Spaghetti Design for detailed explanation on this quality flaw.

Lack of unit tests

See Lack of Unit Tests for detailed explanation on this quality flow.

No coding standards and Potential bugs

See No Coding Standards for detailed explanation on this quality flaw.

See Potential Bugs for detailed explanation on this quality flaw.

Not enough or too many comments

See Not Enough or Too Many Comments for detailed explanation on this quality flaw.

 

Clicking on any measure opens the Measures Drilldown, zooming on the chosen measure.

All the widgets above are compatible with differential views to help you focus on quality flows on new code.

Many other widgets are available out of the box, just give them a try. Even more are available through plugins.

Events

The Events widget is used to highlight events occurring during the lifetime of the project. There are two kinds of events:

  • Manual: it is possible to add manual events. See Events for more details.
  • Automated: a mechanism exists to pick automatically events and record them. This is the case for changes in quality profile and raises of alerts.

Treemap

The Treemap is a generic component that adapts depending on the structure of the project: modules, packages and files. 

It shows the components that are at the top level, regardless of the type. It is then possible to drill down into any component to get a view on the component.

Three actions are available in the treemap:

  1. Click on a component name to access the component dashboard
  2. Left click on a box to zoom in a component
  3. Right click on a box to zoom out of a component 

Global Dashboards

Overview

Global dashboards are available at instance level and can be accessed through the menu on the left. One of the global dashboards is set as your home page.

Any widget can be added to a global dashboard. Thus, any kinds of information from a project or from the SonarQube instance can be displayed at will.

Global Dashboard Shipped with SonarQube: Home

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