How to update the license LoC count after exclusions are configured

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  • which versions are you using (SonarQube, Scanner, Plugin, and any relevant extension)
    • SonarQube Enterprise Edition / Version 8.3.1 (build 34397)
    • Azure DevOps cloud
  • what are you trying to achieve
    Refresh the LoC count after new exclusions are configured in the Administration UI. The goal here is to free LoC from the license.
  • what have you tried so far to achieve this
    I configured an exclusion in Project Settings / General Settings / Analysis Scope, but the LoC count hasn’t changed by itself (in Administration / Configuration / License Manager). What do I need to do to get the LoC count refreshed once the exclusions are configured and after the project is created in SonarQube?.
    Note the following:
  • The SonarQube project is already created. The projects are created automatically from the CI/CD pipeline.

The LoC count may get refreshed if the project is deleted from SonarQube and created again this time with the exclusions, but I would prefer not to delete the project because it will impact other variables we measure.


Hey there.

Just scan the project again. If the exclusions were configured correctly, the lines will disappear!

Thanks. Regards.