Importing Third-Party Issues

This page lists analysis parameters related to the import of issues raised by external, third-party analyzers. If your analyzer isn't on this page, see the Generic Issue Import Format for a generic way to import external issues.

SonarQube doesn't run your external analyzers or generate reports. It only imports pre-generated reports. Below you'll find language- and tool-specific analysis parameters for importing reports generated by external analyzers.

In the Guides category of the SonarSource Community forum you might find instructions on generating these reports.

Some properties support the following wildcards in paths. The remarks for properties that support wildcards will mention that fact. If the remarks do not say wildcards are supported, then they are not.:

SymbolMeaning
?a single character
*any number of characters
**any number of directories

Unless otherwise specified, the following properties accept both absolute paths and paths relative to project root.

LanguagePropertyRemarks
Apexsonar.apex.pmd.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to PMD Apex XML reports
CSSsonar.css.stylelint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to StyleLint.io reports
Gosonar.go.govet.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to GoVet reports
Gosonar.go.golint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to GoLint reports
Gosonar.go.gometalinter.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to GoMetaLinter reports
Gosonar.go.golangci-lint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to golangci-lint reports in checkstyle format (use --out-format checkstyle golangci-lint option)
Javasonar.java.spotbugs.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to reports from SpotBugs, FindSecBugs, or FindBugs
Javasonar.java.pmd.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to reports from PMD
Javasonar.java.checkstyle.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to reports from Checkstyle
JavaScriptsonar.eslint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to JSON ESLint reports (use -f json ESLint option)
Kotlinsonar.androidLint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to AndroidLint reports
Kotlinsonar.kotlin.detekt.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Detekt reports
Kotlinsonar.kotlin.ktlint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Ktlint reports
PHPsonar.php.psalm.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Psalm reports. Reports should be generated in the Generic Issue Format (run Psalm with the option --output-format sonarqube).
PHPsonar.php.phpstan.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to PHPStan reports. Reports should be generated in the PHPStan JSON Output Format (use the PHPStan analyse command with the option --error-format=json).
Pythonsonar.python.pylint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Pylint reports (use --output-format=parseable Pylint option)
Pythonsonar.python.bandit.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Bandit reports
Pythonsonar.python.flake8.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Flake8 reports
Rubysonar.ruby.rubocop.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Rubocop reports
Scalasonar.scala.scalastyle.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Scalastyle reports
Scalasonar.scala.scapegoat.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to Scapegoat reports in the Scalastyle format
Swiftsonar.swift.swiftLint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to SwiftLint reports in JSON format
TypeScriptsonar.typescript.tslint.reportPathsComma-delimited list of paths to TSLint reports in JSON format (use -t json TSLint option)

Notes on external .NET issues
Issues from third-party Roslyn analyzers (including Roslyn analyzers provided by Microsoft) are included in the MSBuild output and imported by default into SonarQube so no properties exist to enable that behavior. Instead, properties are available to adjust the import and to stop importing those issues.

Note that Roslyn issues with an error severity automatically fail the build. We don't recommended running the Scanner for MSBuild's end step if the MSBuild step fails for any reason because it will result in an essentially empty analysis.

LanguagePropertyRemarks
C#sonar.cs.roslyn.ignoreIssuesSet to true to disable import of external issues. Defaults to false.
C#sonar.cs.roslyn.bugCategories sonar.cs.roslyn.vulnerabilityCategories sonar.cs.roslyn.codeSmellCategoriesComma-delimited list of categories whose issues should be classified as Bugs, Vulnerabilities, or Code Smells.
VB.NETsonar.vbnet.roslyn.ignoreIssuesSet to true to disable import of external issues. Defaults to false.
VB.NETsonar.vbnet.roslyn.bugCategories sonar.vbnet.roslyn.vulnerabilityCategories sonar.vbnet.roslyn.codeSmellCategoriesComma-delimited list of categories whose issues should be classified as Bugs, Vulnerabilities, or Code Smells.