Pylint and QualityProfile

I have configured my with following Pylint properties
sonar.python.pylint=C:\Program Files\Python36\Scripts\pylint.exe

I have got my own pylintrc configuration and I am using the standard quality profile.
I generated pylint errors in the pylint-report.txt file,

Still the sonarqube analysis is not showing the pylint errors from the report.

Could you please let me know how to show the pylint errors from the report in the sonarqube.

Thanks in advance
Mathew George


What, if anything, does your analysis log say about this? Also, what’s your version of SonarPython?


Thanks for the reply. My SonarQube version is 7.4. Where can I find the analysis log?


Your analysis log will have been printed to the console after you typed the analysis command.


Please find the
sonar.python.pylint=C:\Program Files\Python36\Scripts\pylint.exe

************* Module scbt.common.generalhelper
Sources\Framework\scbt\common\ [C0103(invalid-name)FileHelper.ReadLinesToList] Variable name “f” doesn’t conform to ‘(([a-z][A-Za-z0-9_]{2,30})|([A-Za-z0-9]*))' pattern ('(([a-z][A-Za-z0-9_]{2,30})|(_[A-Za-z0-9_]*))’ pattern)
Sources\Framework\scbt\common\ [R0903(too-few-public-methods)FileHelper] Too few public methods (1/2)
************* Module scbt.common.logger.stdoutloghandler
Sources\Framework\scbt\common\logger\ [W0702(bare-except)StdOutLogHandler.emit] No exception type(s) specified

Your code has been rated at 9.87/10 (previous run: 9.87/10, +0.00)

Log file:
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INFO: Project root configuration file: D:\GIT\ScbT\
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INFO: Process project properties
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INFO: Load quality profiles
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INFO: Load active rules
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INFO: Project key: ScbTCommon
INFO: Project base dir: D:\GIT\ScbT
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INFO: Base dir: D:\GIT\ScbT
INFO: Working dir: D:\GIT\ScbT.scannerwork
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INFO: Sensor Zero Coverage Sensor
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INFO: SCM provider for this project is: git
INFO: 5 files to be analyzed
INFO: 0/5 files analyzed
INFO: 9 files had no CPD blocks
INFO: Calculating CPD for 13 files
INFO: CPD calculation finished
INFO: Analysis report generated in 171ms, dir size=137 KB
INFO: Analysis reports compressed in 109ms, zip size=62 KB
INFO: Analysis report uploaded in 94ms
INFO: ANALYSIS SUCCESSFUL, you can browse http://localhost:9000/dashboard?id=ScbTCommon
INFO: Note that you will be able to access the updated dashboard once the server has processed the submitted analysis report
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Hi @Mathew

You should create your own profile for Python language (or use existing one if you did it already), you can inherit it from “Sonar Way”. Then activate in it rules from Pylint rules repository. As now none of the Pylint rules are in your profile, entire import of Pylint report is skipped.

P.S. You don’t need sonar.python.pylint=C:\Program Files\Python36\Scripts\pylint.exe and sonar.python.pylint_config=xxxx.pylintrc as soon as you have sonar.python.pylint.reportPath=pylint-report.txt

Docs about Pylint

Hi Elena,
Thanks for reply. Could you please let me know, how to import/configure/activate pylint rules from my pylintrc?


SonarQube doesn’t care about pylintrc if you provide report (with sonar.python.pylint.reportPath). You should activate Pylint rules through SonarQube UI. For that

  • create new profile (as you can’t edit built-in profiles, see here), set “Sonar Way” as its parent
  • open this profile, press “Activate more”, you will see list of inactive rules
  • on the facet on the left pick ‘Repository’ -> ‘Pylint’
  • you will see all available Pylint rules, press ‘bulk change’ to activate all of them

Thanks for the reply. But my situation is to configure the pylint settings similar to my pylintrc. So I would like a way to import it ? Or should I have to make it manual.

I suggest you to activate ALL Pylint rules in SQ UI, anyway only issues coming from report (thus from your pylintrc) will be reported in SQ. That’s because SQ can not report an issue for a not activated rule.
May be that’s not a perfect solution, but we don’t any automated import of pylint configuration into SQ.

Hope that helps