SonarQube and C#: drill down results of test cases

The sparkling blue of the Adriatic has gone but the brown skin and memory remains. This year we focused on Istria: Pula, Mali Lošinj and Osor. Sailing this region of Croatia and the island hopping with a Hanse 385 Cruiser was a perfect summer adventure.
But the vacation is over and now I am heading from Budapest back to Zürich on the ÖBB Railjet 162: plenty of time to prepare this post!

 

The Question

I cloned https://github.com/SonarSource/sonar-examples.git then opened a command prompt under SonarSource/sonar-examples/tree/master/projects/languages/csharp and ran the following commands (based on Unit Test Execution Results Import (C#, VB.NET)):

MSBuild.SonarQube.Runner.exe begin /k:"org.sonarqube:csharp-simple-sq-scanner-msbuild" /n:"C# :: Simple Project :: SonarQube Scanner for MSBuild" /v:"1.0" /d:sonar.cs.xunit.reportsPaths="%CD%\XUnitResults.xml"
MSBuild.exe /t:Rebuild   
packages\xunit.runner.console.2.1.0\tools\xunit.console.exe XUnitProject1\bin\Debug\XUnitProject1.dll -xml %CD%\XUnitResults.xml
MSBuild.SonarQube.Runner.exe end

Under metric/tests/list I get “Unit Tests 1” and that is OK but beneath it the list is empty:

WWzgb

I simply did not understand why I was not able to drill down the test results of this C# project. I found nothing suspicious in the logs:

INFO: Sensor org.sonar.plugins.csharp.CSharpUnitTestResultsProvider$CSharpUnitTestResultsImportSensor
INFO: Parsing the XUnit Test Results file C:\workspace\SonarSource-sonar-examples-92828b2\projects\languages\csharp\XUnitResults.xml
INFO: Sensor org.sonar.plugins.csharp.CSharpUnitTestResultsProvider$CSharpUnitTestResultsImportSensor (done) | time=15ms

It bothered me so much I asked around on the official SonarQube mailing list too. I got one response… at least I was not alone with the issue. It is more than nothing. I gave Stack Overflow a chance too but no luck so I started to do the dirty job.

 

The Investigation

Comparing the JSON responses

I re-used two very simple projects with the help of SonarSource/sonar-examples: a Java and a C# one. I pushed the results of both to a local SonarQube instance and then compared the JSON responses.

C#:

{  
   "paging":{  
      "pageIndex":1,
      "pageSize":100,
      "total":0
   },
   "baseComponent":{  
      "id":"AVV6fdxDjdEPPoHbjrEx",
      "key":"org.sonarqube:csharp-simple-sq-scanner-msbuild",
      "name":"C#MSBuild",
      "qualifier":"TRK",
      "measures":[  
         {  
            "metric":"tests",
            "value":"1",
            "periods":[  
               {  
                  "index":1,
                  "value":"0"
               },
               {  
                  "index":2,
                  "value":"1"
               },
               {  
                  "index":3,
                  "value":"0"
               }
            ]
         }
      ]
   },
   "components":[  

   ]
}

Java:

{  
   "paging":{  
      "pageIndex":1,
      "pageSize":100,
      "total":1
   },
   "baseComponent":{  
      "id":"AVZADqxkeSE9GOvlogza",
      "key":"org.sonarqube:example-ut-maven-jacoco",
      "name":"JavaUT",
      "qualifier":"TRK",
      "measures":[  
         {  
            "metric":"tests",
            "value":"2",
            "periods":[  
               {  
                  "index":1,
                  "value":"2"
               },
               {  
                  "index":2,
                  "value":"2"
               },
               {  
                  "index":3,
                  "value":"2"
               }
            ]
         }
      ]
   },
   "components":[  
      {  
         "id":"AVZADq5p6Qz7lWVR41QW",
         "key":"org.sonarqube:example-ut-maven-jacoco:src/test/java/example",
         "name":"src/test/java/example",
         "qualifier":"DIR",
         "path":"src/test/java/example",
         "measures":[  
            {  
               "metric":"tests",
               "value":"2",
               "periods":[  
                  {  
                     "index":1,
                     "value":"2"
                  },
                  {  
                     "index":2,
                     "value":"2"
                  },
                  {  
                     "index":3,
                     "value":"2"
                  }
               ]
            }
         ]
      }
   ]
}

Wrong way. The data is just not there thus it can not be a UI bug.

 

Debugging the backend

I cloned the Git project of SonarQube and opened it with IntelliJ IDEA.

Starting the Sonar instance in debug was easy:

%SONAR%/conf/wrapper.conf:

wrapper.java.additional.1=-Djava.awt.headless=true -Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=1044

%SONAR%/conf/sonar.properties:

sonar.web.javaAdditionalOpts=-Xdebug -Xrunjdwp:transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n,address=1045

After debugging the pits of hell I got the feeling that the backend is somehow OK but the required data is just not there.

 

Analyzing the C# plugin

What about SonarQube’s C# plugin? I read the docs and found something:

Drilldown on Test Execution Results is not supported
Tests execution results will be displayed on project level dashboards.

Gotcha! From this point the events sped up:

It is not a bug or configuration issue. I posted my findings to the Stack Overflow and to the mailing list too.

 

Next?

I keep my eyes open and watching these open tickets and mailing lists.

 

Update

  • SONARCS-657 – Import test cases and attach them to their corresponding test source files (allow to drill down) – Closed and Won’t fix

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