Codacy Coverage Reports

How to forward coverage reports to Codacy

Codacy is a code review tool that allows for automatic analysis, code coverage tracking, and extensive reports to allow you and your team to improve your code quality over time.

Analysis reports displayed within Codacy dashboard:

Codacy UI with coverage reports

Prerequisites for using Codacy

Codacy supports over 30 different language integrations. Depending on the programming language used, it requires little to no set-up.

You could try it out by cloning our node example application that utilises jest.

Create an Account with Codacy

Codacy has a free version, a pro version, and an on-premises version. The latter two have a free trial, which allows you to test all features over the course of two weeks. You can sign-up via GitHub, Bitbucket, or GitLab.

When you log into Codacy for the first time, it will ask you to provide access to a repository. At this stage, Codacy will not download any code from your repository but merely access its names. You can then either provide access to selective repositories or your entire git account.

Add repository to codacy

Generate Project API token

To use Codacy, we need a project API token. To generate the token, select your project => go to settings => integrations => add integration => select “Project API”. Make sure that you select the API token from here and not your general project settings.

Create Project API token

Codefresh Pipeline

In case the project that you want to use Codacy in does not have a pipeline, create a new pipeline.

Create Codacy Pipeline

Setting-up step

This step is based on our TypeScript application. Before we are going to set-up our pipeline, we are going to add our Project API token as our environment variable. Note that we have specified our token in the variables section on the right, like displayed in the following screenshot.

Provide Codacy ENV variable

Once the variable is called through the Codefresh yml syntax, it will automatically use the value provided within the variables section. If you are using this example as your pipeline, please delete anything in your pipeline. We can then add the following pipeline to our Inline YAML within the Workflow section in our UI:

version: "1.0"
# Stages can help you organize your steps in stages
  - "clone"
  - "build"
  - "test"

    title: "Cloning repository"
    type: "git-clone"
    repo: "anais-codefresh/codacy-sample-app"
    # CF_BRANCH value is auto set when pipeline is triggered
    # Learn more at
    revision: "${{CF_BRANCH}}"
    git: "github"
    stage: "clone"

    title: "Building Docker image"
    type: "build"
    image_name: "anaisurlichs/codacy-sample-app"
    working_directory: "${{clone}}"
    dockerfile: "Dockerfile"
    stage: "build"
    registry: "dockerhub"

      title: "Running test"
      type: "freestyle"
      working_directory: '${{clone}}'
        image: 'node:15.2'
          - "npm install --save-dev jest"
          - "npm run test"
      stage: "test"
        title: "Pushing reports to codacy"
        type: "freestyle"
        working_directory: '${{clone}}'
          image: 'alpine:3.8'
            - "wget -qO - | sh"
        stage: "test"

The last two steps, ’tests’ and ’codacy’, are used to run our tests, create our coverage reports and forward those to Codacy. If you are using your own project and existing pipeline, add those two steps to your pipeline. In case you are using your own application, make sure to adapt the commands within the test step to run the tests of your application. Additionally, ensure that both the ’repo’ and the ’image_name’ point to your integrations.

Once you run the pipeline the steps will create the coverage report and forward it to Codacy.

Pipeline with Codacy step

View reports

This will allow you to view the updated coverage reports within Codacy’s UI every time you make a commit and/or run the Codefresh pipeline directly.

Codacy UI Analysis Dashboard

You can access further information on the coverage report by opening the file tab and accessing a specific file from your repository.

Codacy report details