Sonar Scanner (Stand alone) Error Message

Running stand-alone sonar scanner to load results from json file in Generic Issue Import Format by running below command from project root :

sonar-scanner.bat -D"sonar.projectKey=XYZ" -D"sonar.sources=C:\xyz\abc\Code\XML\App" -D"" -D"sonar.login=981de4xxxcxxxcbc38162e3xxxx" -Dsonar.externalIssuesReportPaths=C:\xyz\abc\Code\Issues.json

getting below error message :


in general it’s better to post the logs as txt and not as png.
Did the loglevel via -X reveal more insights ?
A shot in the blue after a quick look at the stacktrace:

Maybe the report file has no issues !?