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Bazel-SonarQube integration

Utilities to help analyse Bazel projects with SonarQube.

Generated stardoc rule documentation

Example projects


The included rules require some dependencies. In your WORKSPACE:

load("@bazel_sonarqube//:repositories.bzl", "bazel_sonarqube_repositories")



To aggregate and convert Bazel coverage into SQ's generic coverage XML format:

bazel test <targets> --collect_code_coverage \
  --combined_report=lcov \

The output file (bazel-out/_coverage/_coverage_report.dat) may be given as the value to the analysis property sonar.coverageReportPaths, or added as a Bazel target to use in the analysis rules.

Test reports

Bazel already emits test reports in the required JUnit XML format, however the filenames expected by SonarQube differ slightly. These rules will copy the reports for any configured test targets into supported filenames.

See below for an example. Note that all three sq_project attributes must be set for successful test reporting: test_srcs, test_reports, test_targets.

Executing analysis

To execute a SonarQube analysis of a Bazel project, two rules are provided: sonarqube and sq_project.

The sonarqube rule creates an executable target which will generate SonarQube configuration files, and execute the CLI scanner.

The sq_project rule provides the generation of configuration, and can be used to create sub-module configurations to be included in a sonarqube target.

The sonarqube rule can then be instantiated:

    name = "git",
    srcs = glob(
        exclude = [".git/**/*[*"],  # gitk creates temp files with []
    tags = ["manual"],

    name = "coverage_report",
    srcs = ["bazel-out/_coverage/_coverage_report.dat"], # Created manually
    tags = ["manual"],
    visibility = ["//visibility:public"],

    name = "test_reports",
    srcs = glob(["bazel-testlogs/**/test.xml"]), # Created manually
    tags = ["manual"],
    visibility = ["//visibility:public"],

load("@bazel_sonarqube//:defs.bzl", "sonarqube")

    name = "sq",
    project_key = "com.example.project:project",
    project_name = "My Project",
    srcs = [
    targets = [
    modules = {
        "//path/to/component:sq_mycomponent": "path/to/component",
    coverage_report = ":coverage_report",
    scm_info = [":git"],
    tags = ["manual"],

The srcs and test_srcs attributes may refer to individual files or filegroup targets.

The targets attribute allows Bazel to utilise JavaInfo (from appropriate targets) to add project and dependency jars to the analysis classpath.

The modules attribute should reference (with relative paths) any sq_project targets which should be added as project modules in SonarQube.

The sq_project rule instantiation is very similar, here including the required attributes for test reporting (note that we share a single filegroup in the root BUILD file to export all test reports, but it is filtered by sq_project for only those reports matching test_targets):

load("@bazel_sonarqube//:defs.bzl", "sq_project")

    name = "sq_mycomponent",
    project_key = "com.example.project:component",
    project_name = "My Project :: Component",
    srcs = [
    targets = [
    test_srcs = ["//path/to/component:java_test_srcs"],
    test_targets = [
    test_reports = ["//:test_reports"],
    tags = ["manual"],
    visibility = ["//visibility:public"],

Analysis can then be executed:

bazel run //:sq --${SONAR_HOST_URL} -Dsonar.login=${SONAR_AUTH_TOKEN}

Note that during analysis, the sonarqube executable target will dereference its runfiles symlinks. This is necessary so the SCM info correctly resolves, allowing SonarQube to track new code and line ownership data.


Utilities integrating Bazel with SonarQube




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