SonarScanner for Ant

Download SonarScanner 3.3 - Compatible with SonarQube 6.7+ (LTS)
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The SonarScanner for Ant provides a task to allow integration of SonarQube analysis into an Apache Ant build script.

The SonarScanner for Ant is an Ant Task that is wrapper of SonarScanner, which works by invoking SonarScanner and passing to it all properties named following a sonar.* convention. This has the downside of not being very Ant-y, but the upside of providing instant availability of any new analysis parameter introduced by a new version of a plugin or of SonarQube itself. Therefore, successful use of the SonarScanner for Ant requires strict adherence to the property names shown below.


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

<!-- build.xml -->
<project name="My Project" default="all" basedir="." xmlns:sonar="antlib:org.sonar.ant">
<!-- Define the SonarQube global properties (the most usual way is to pass these properties via the command line) -->
<property name="" value="http://localhost:9000" />
<!-- Define the SonarQube project properties -->
<property name="sonar.projectKey" value="org.sonarqube:sonarqube-scanner-ant" />
<property name="sonar.projectName" value="Example of SonarScanner for Ant Usage" />
<property name="sonar.projectVersion" value="1.0" />
<property name="sonar.sources" value="src" />
<property name="" value="build" />
<property name="" value="lib/*.jar" />
<!-- Define SonarScanner for Ant Target -->
<target name="sonar">
    <taskdef uri="antlib:org.sonar.ant" resource="org/sonar/ant/antlib.xml">
        <!-- Update the following line, or put the "sonarqube-ant-task-*.jar" file in your "$HOME/.ant/lib" folder -->
        <classpath path="path/to/sonar/ant/task/lib/sonarqube-ant-task-*.jar" />
    <!-- Execute SonarScanner for Ant Analysis -->
    <sonar:sonar />

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

ant sonar

Sample Project

To help you get started, a simple project sample is available here:


Enable Debug Logs
To enable debug logs, use the regular Ant verbose option: -v

ant sonar -v