Report Plugin for SonarQube™

Generate your project report in PDF or from a fully customizable ODT template

Installation and setup is quite easy

  1. Use bitegarden update center or copy jar file downloaded on SonarQube™ plugins folder:

  2. Restart SonarQube server.
  3. Log in with administrator rights, go to your SonarQube™ global settings, and then select the plugin in general settings.
  4. Paste license key and save.

No analysis is required to generate the reports.

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Report Management

You can find all the related reports clicking in "More..." option and then in "Reporting" section inside your SonarQube™ project space menu.

You will access a new page with all the available reports:

- Executive PDF Summary Report: a clean and minimalistic report with all the information in just one page.
- Issue Breakdown PDF Summary Report: this PDF report extends executive report with issues breakdown summary by rule (one rule one page). Includes overall metrics and new code metrics along with issues by rule summary information..
- Full Issue Breakdown PDF Report: extends issues summary breakdown with all issues information. Includes overall metrics and new code metrics along with all the issues by rule information.
- Excel Report: This excel report contains all the information for your project. Includes the executive summary as well as all the full issues breakdown.
- Custom Open Document (ODT) Report: a custom report created using an Open Document template that you can modify.

Important: Generating PDF requires that fonts be installed on the server hosting SonarQube. On Windows servers, this is a given. However, this is not always the case for Linux servers. The following should be ensured:
- Fontconfig is installed on the server hosting SonarQube
- A package of FreeType fonts is installed on the SonarQube server. The exact packages available will vary by distribution, but a commonly used package is libfreetype6
report management section

Report Management page provided by bitegarden Report Plugin

Customize your Open Document (ODT) Report template

Create your custom template and setup the plugin to use your file through administration settings.

Download the default template to see how it works

Report Plugin for SonarQube™ allows you to configure the template file globally or at project level. Besides, the templates are provided through URLs, so it is not mandatory to have access to the machine where SonarQube™ is running.

Custom Open Document (ODT) Report configuration

The report configuration is the template itself. This template is an OpenDocument text document and can be easily edited with OpenOffice or LibreOffice.

To generate the templates, a subset of the FreeMarker language template is used. Some valid expressions are:

  • ${ncloc} : Replaces the expression ncloc with its value. If ncloc is not available at execution time the report generation will stop.
  • ${ncloc!} : Replaces the expression ncloc with its value if exists.
  • ${ncloc!"No lines"} : Replaces the expression ncloc with its value if exists. Otherwise, it will show "No lines" (without the double quotes).
  • [#if ncloc > 10000] : If ncloc > 10000 we show everything till "else", otherwise, we show the next text block.
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You have to be careful with how OpenOffice generates the templates. It happens oftenly that expressions are not saved as a single element. To fix this, we need to click on "clear direct formatting" (select text and click right button).

Notice that, in order to work properly, all the expressions must be well formed and have to be evaluable.

Available metadata variables for the ODT template

The available variables to be used in your template are all the SonarQube available metrics for the project, where the hyphens ('-') have been replaced with underlines ('_').

You can also use the following metadata variables:


project_name: SonarQube project,app or portfolio name
project_key: SonarQube project,app or portfolio key
project_version: SonarQube project,app or portfolio version
analysis_date: SonarQube project or app analysis date
project_analysis_id: SonarQube project or app analysis id
branch_name: SonarQube project or app branch name
project_quality_gate_id: SonarQube project,app or portfolio Quality Gate id
project_quality_gate_name: SonarQube project,app or portfolio Quality Gate name
project_quality_gate_is_default: Return true if SonarQube project,app or portfolio Quality Gate is default or false if not
isPullRequest: Return true if report is generated from Pull Request or false if not
pull_request: Return the Pull Request key (if report is generated from Pull Request)


issues_breakdown: List with all issues sorted by severity and count

severity: Issue severity

ruleMessage: Rule message info

type: Issue type (Bug, Vulnerability, Code Smell)

ruleLanguageName: Issue language (Java, Javascript,...)

issueCount: Total issues for specific rule

            [#list issues_breakdown as issue]

                Severity  : ${issue.severity}
                Rule      : ${issue.ruleMessage}
                Type      : ${issue.type}
                Language  : ${issue.ruleLanguageName}
                Issues    : ${issue.issueCount}




status: Project Quality Gate Status

conditions: List with Quality Gate Conditions

message: Condition message

value: Condition actual value

status: Condition status

threshold: Condition threshold configured

comparator: Condition comparator type (>,<,=,≠)

type: Condition type (RATING,PERCENTAGE,NUMBER)

            Project status: ${quality_gate_details}
            Conditions: [#list quality_gate_details.conditions as condition]
                                Condition message   : ${condition.message}
                                Condition value     : ${condition.value}
                                Condition status    : ${condition.status}
                                Condition threshold : ${condition.threshold}
                                Condition comparator: ${condition.comparator}
                                Condition type      : ${condition.type}


key: SonarQube project, app or portfolio key

name: SonarQube project, app or portfolio name

lastAnalysis: SonarQube project last analysis date (Only on projects)

version: SonarQube project version (Only on projects)

sonarQubeQualifierKey: SonarQube project, app or portfolio qualifier key (TRK, APP, VM, SVW)

sonarQubeQualifierName: SonarQube project, app or portfolio qualifier name (PROJECT, APPLICATION, PORTFOLIO)

sonarQubeQualifierTranslated: SonarQube project, app or portfolio qualifier translated (Project, Application, Portfolio)

qualityGateStatus: SonarQube project, app or portfolio quality gate (OK, ERROR, NONE)

branchName: SonarQube Project Branch name

isMainBranch: Define if selected branch is main or not (true, false) Note: Values are strings not booleans

            Project Key: ${sonarqube_project.key}
            Project Name: ${}
            Project Last Analysis: ${sonarqube_project.lastAnalysis}
            Project Version: ${sonarqube_project.version}
            Project Qualifier Key: ${sonarqube_project.sonarQubeQualifierKey}
            Project Qualifier Name: ${sonarqube_project.sonarQubeQualifierName}
            Project Qualifier Translated: ${sonarqube_project.sonarQubeQualifierTranslated}
            Project Quality Gate: ${sonarqube_project.qualityGateStatus}
            Project Branch Name: ${sonarqube_project.branchName}
            Is Main Branch: ${sonarqube_project.isMainBranch}

Check out the default template to see how it works.

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