Sonarqube run for specific product flavor and build type (gradle plugin- bug)

Continuing the discussion from Sonarqube run for specific product flavor and build type (gradle plugin):

Currently we are having problems running sonarqube for just a specific build variant. for example clienttestDebug

Our structure is like this. We have 3 different build types

  • Release
  • Debug
  • Profile

And has many (over 30) product flavors. For instance

 productFlavors {
        dev {

        demo {


        clienttest {


So we don’t want to run the sonar to run for all variants. Normally there is a way documented as below

sonarqube {
    androidVariant 'clienttestDebug'

However the piece above doesn’t work as expected and tries to run for all the variants. Is there something thats missing. We’re using sonarqube plugin version 2.7

I have found out that this issue is due to addition of plugin from root build.grade.

To learn more about the gradle plugins you can read:

You have to make the addition of the plugin in your root build.gradle as follows;

plugins {
  id "org.sonarqube" version "2.8"
subprojects {
    apply plugin: 'org.sonarqube'
    sonarqube {
        androidVariant "clienttestDebug"

Hope this helps.