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Maven Sonar plugin for your Java project

I needed to add Sonar reporting to a small Java project that uses Maven for the build. There is a Maven Sonar plugin available for this task here.

First add sonar properties file ( sonar-project.properties ) to your java project, put it in root.

# info
sonar.projectKey=javaTest
sonar.projectVersion=1.0
sonar.projectName=Sample java spring MVC project

# Comma-separated paths to directories with sources (required)
sonar.sources=src

# Language
sonar.language=java

# Encoding of the source files
sonar.sourceEncoding=UTF-8

Make Maven aware of the Sonar location etc, add that to the Maven settings \maven\conf\settings.xml

Something like this

<profile>
       <id>sonar</id>
       <activation>
          <activeByDefault>true</activeByDefault>
       </activation>
       <properties>
          <!– SERVER ON A REMOTE HOST –>
          <sonar.host.url>http://remotebox.com:9000</sonar.host.url>
          <sonar.jdbc.url>jdbc:h2:tcp://remotebox.com:9092/sonar</sonar.jdbc.url>
       </properties>
    </profile>

For Maven version 3+ add this to the POM file in the build section, else Maven version 2 ( below ).

<plugin>
        <groupId>org.codehaus.mojo</groupId>
        <artifactId>sonar-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>2.1</version>
      </plugin>

For Maven 2.

<plugin>
        <groupId>org.codehaus.mojo</groupId>
        <artifactId>sonar-maven-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>1.0</version>
     </plugin>

Pass the sonar:sonar goal to the Maven script then kick off a build, the dependencies should be downloaded automatically. The report for your project displays on the Sonar server dashboard.