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Description / Features

The Issues Report plugin provides the ability to run local SonarQube analyses on your machine. The main use case is for developers to check the code they have added or changed before pushing it to the SCM.

It generates an HTML report that displays a list of issues that can be filtered by severity, new issues (comparison made against the latest version available on the remote server), etc.

It supports all languages.

Here's an example of HTML report that you can download:

Note that to perform local analyses, a SonarQube Eclipse plugin is also available. It currently supports Java, C/C++ and Python.


  1. Install the plugin through the Update Center or download it into the SONARQUBE_HOME/extensions/plugins directory
  2. Restart the SonarQube server


Note that you do not need to install any SonarQube server and database on your local machine. Just install and configure your favorite analyzer (SonarQube RunnerMaven or Ant).

Then, copy on your local machine the analysis configuration file of the project to analyze. Make sure that the sonar.sources property refers to the directory containing your source code. The tree structure of the source code on your local machine must match the tree structure that has been remotely analyzed by SonarQube. Finally, run a local analysis:

# Set the "sonar.dryRun" property to "true" to run a local analysis
sonar-runner -Dsonar.dryRun=true

To get a local report:

A useful feature is to limit the scope of the analysis to the files that have been created or modified. To do so, the sonar.inclusions property can be set.

In the following example, SonarQube will only check the myCobolProgram.cbl Cobol program. The analysis will be local: nothing will be pushed to the database, thus the results will not be available through the SonarQube server web interface. An HTML report will be generated to display the list of issues on the myCobolProgram.cbl file:


sonar-runner -Dsonar.dryRun=true -Dsonar.issuesReport.html.enable=true -Dsonar.inclusions=myCobolProgram.cbl
Note that the Issues Report plugin is not yet compatible with multi-module projects. See https://jira.codehaus.org/browse/SONARPLUGINS-2805.


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