Ivan February 2016

Fail VSTS build if SonarQube fails quality gate

We use VSTS build with standard SonarQube build steps:

  • SonarQube for MsBuild - Begin Analysis
  • ... build
  • SonarQube for MsBuild - End Analysis

Some time after build I can see Analysis results in SonarQube - whether it Passed or Failed quality gate. But the VSTS build is successful even if quality gate is Failed.

Is there a way to fail a VSTS build if quaility gate is failed?

Following this: http://docs.sonarqube.org/display/SONAR/Breaking+the+CI+Build I've tried looking for report-task.txt file, but I can't see it anywhere.

I can probably just run MSBuild.SonarQube.Runner.exe as command-line build step, as described here: http://docs.sonarqube.org/display/SONAR/Analyzing+with+SonarQube+Scanner+for+MSBuild#AnalyzingwithSonarQubeScannerforMSBuild-AnalyzingfromtheCommandLine

But I thought I should first try standard Build Steps for SonarQube


Wes MacDonald February 2016

Here is a link to failing the build on quality gate violations with 5.3 or later, it uses the SonarQube for MSBuild - Begin Analysis task


This updated task is not available with TFS 2015 Update 1 but is available in Update 2 RC1 and VSTS (VSO).

Regards, Wes

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