pmd:pmd

Note:This goal should be used as a Maven report.

Full name:

org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-pmd-plugin:3.0:pmd

Description:

Creates a PMD report.

Attributes:

  • Requires a Maven project to be executed.
  • Requires dependency resolution of artifacts in scope: test.
  • The goal is thread-safe and supports parallel builds.
  • Since version: 2.0.

Required Parameters

Name Type Since Description
outputDirectory File 2.0 The output directory for the final HTML report. Note that this parameter is only evaluated if the goal is run directly from the command line or during the default lifecycle. If the goal is run indirectly as part of a site generation, the output directory configured in the Maven Site Plugin is used instead.
User property is: project.reporting.outputDirectory.
targetDirectory File 2.0 The output directory for the intermediate XML report.
User property is: project.build.directory.

Optional Parameters

Name Type Since Description
aggregate boolean 2.2 Whether to build an aggregated report at the root, or build individual reports.
Default value is: false.
User property is: aggregate.
excludeRoots File[] 2.2 The project source directories that should be excluded.
excludes List 2.2 A list of files to exclude from checking. Can contain Ant-style wildcards and double wildcards. Note that these exclusion patterns only operate on the path of a source file relative to its source root directory. In other words, files are excluded based on their package and/or class name. If you want to exclude entire source root directories, use the parameter excludeRoots instead.
format String 2.0 Set the output format type, in addition to the HTML report. Must be one of: "none", "csv", "xml", "txt" or the full class name of the PMD renderer to use. See the net.sourceforge.pmd.renderers package javadoc for available renderers. XML is required if the pmd:check goal is being used.
Default value is: xml.
User property is: format.
includeTests boolean 2.2 Run PMD on the tests.
Default value is: false.
includeXmlInSite boolean 3.0 Whether to include the xml files generated by PMD/CPD in the site.
Note: In versions 2.2 - 2.7.1 the default value for this was true. This was changed in version 3.0.
Default value is: false.
includes List 2.2 A list of files to include from checking. Can contain Ant-style wildcards and double wildcards. Defaults to **\/*.java.
language String 3.0 The programming language to be analyzed by PMD. Valid values are currently java and ecmascript or javascript.

Note: if the parameter targetJdk is given, then this language parameter will be ignored.


Default value is: java.
linkXRef boolean 2.0 Link the violation line numbers to the source xref. Links will be created automatically if the jxr plugin is being used.
Default value is: true.
User property is: linkXRef.
minimumPriority int 2.1 The rule priority threshold; rules with lower priority than this will not be evaluated.
Default value is: 5.
User property is: minimumPriority.
outputEncoding String 2.5 The file encoding when writing non-HTML reports.
Default value is: ${project.reporting.outputEncoding}.
User property is: outputEncoding.
rulesets String[] 2.0 The PMD rulesets to use. See the Stock Rulesets for a list of some included. Since version 2.5, the ruleset "rulesets/maven.xml" is also available. Defaults to the java-basic, java-imports and java-unusedcode rulesets.
skip boolean 2.1 Skip the PMD report generation. Most useful on the command line via "-Dpmd.skip=true".
Default value is: false.
User property is: pmd.skip.
sourceEncoding String 2.3 The file encoding to use when reading the Java sources.
Default value is: ${project.build.sourceEncoding}.
User property is: encoding.
targetJdk String 2.0 The target JDK to analyze based on. Should match the target used in the compiler plugin. Valid values are currently 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. Note: support for 1.6 was added in version 2.3 of this plugin, support for 1.7 was added in version 2.7 of this plugin.
User property is: targetJdk.
typeResolution boolean 3.0 Controls whether the project's compile/test classpath should be passed to PMD to enable its type resolution feature.
Default value is: false.
User property is: pmd.typeResolution.
xrefLocation File 2.0 Location of the Xrefs to link to.
Default value is: ${project.reporting.outputDirectory}/xref.
xrefTestLocation File 2.0 Location of the Test Xrefs to link to.
Default value is: ${project.reporting.outputDirectory}/xref-test.

Parameter Details

aggregate:

Whether to build an aggregated report at the root, or build individual reports.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.2
  • Required: No
  • User Property: aggregate
  • Default: false

excludeRoots:

The project source directories that should be excluded.
  • Type: java.io.File[]
  • Since: 2.2
  • Required: No

excludes:

A list of files to exclude from checking. Can contain Ant-style wildcards and double wildcards. Note that these exclusion patterns only operate on the path of a source file relative to its source root directory. In other words, files are excluded based on their package and/or class name. If you want to exclude entire source root directories, use the parameter excludeRoots instead.
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.2
  • Required: No

format:

Set the output format type, in addition to the HTML report. Must be one of: "none", "csv", "xml", "txt" or the full class name of the PMD renderer to use. See the net.sourceforge.pmd.renderers package javadoc for available renderers. XML is required if the pmd:check goal is being used.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.0
  • Required: No
  • User Property: format
  • Default: xml

includeTests:

Run PMD on the tests.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.2
  • Required: No
  • Default: false

includeXmlInSite:

Whether to include the xml files generated by PMD/CPD in the site.
Note: In versions 2.2 - 2.7.1 the default value for this was true. This was changed in version 3.0.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 3.0
  • Required: No
  • Default: false

includes:

A list of files to include from checking. Can contain Ant-style wildcards and double wildcards. Defaults to **\/*.java.
  • Type: java.util.List
  • Since: 2.2
  • Required: No

language:

The programming language to be analyzed by PMD. Valid values are currently java and ecmascript or javascript.

Note: if the parameter targetJdk is given, then this language parameter will be ignored.

  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 3.0
  • Required: No
  • Default: java

linkXRef:

Link the violation line numbers to the source xref. Links will be created automatically if the jxr plugin is being used.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.0
  • Required: No
  • User Property: linkXRef
  • Default: true

minimumPriority:

The rule priority threshold; rules with lower priority than this will not be evaluated.
  • Type: int
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: minimumPriority
  • Default: 5

outputDirectory:

The output directory for the final HTML report. Note that this parameter is only evaluated if the goal is run directly from the command line or during the default lifecycle. If the goal is run indirectly as part of a site generation, the output directory configured in the Maven Site Plugin is used instead.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.0
  • Required: Yes
  • User Property: project.reporting.outputDirectory

outputEncoding:

The file encoding when writing non-HTML reports.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.5
  • Required: No
  • User Property: outputEncoding
  • Default: ${project.reporting.outputEncoding}

rulesets:

The PMD rulesets to use. See the Stock Rulesets for a list of some included. Since version 2.5, the ruleset "rulesets/maven.xml" is also available. Defaults to the java-basic, java-imports and java-unusedcode rulesets.
  • Type: java.lang.String[]
  • Since: 2.0
  • Required: No

skip:

Skip the PMD report generation. Most useful on the command line via "-Dpmd.skip=true".
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 2.1
  • Required: No
  • User Property: pmd.skip
  • Default: false

sourceEncoding:

The file encoding to use when reading the Java sources.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.3
  • Required: No
  • User Property: encoding
  • Default: ${project.build.sourceEncoding}

targetDirectory:

The output directory for the intermediate XML report.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.0
  • Required: Yes
  • User Property: project.build.directory

targetJdk:

The target JDK to analyze based on. Should match the target used in the compiler plugin. Valid values are currently 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7. Note: support for 1.6 was added in version 2.3 of this plugin, support for 1.7 was added in version 2.7 of this plugin.
  • Type: java.lang.String
  • Since: 2.0
  • Required: No
  • User Property: targetJdk

typeResolution:

Controls whether the project's compile/test classpath should be passed to PMD to enable its type resolution feature.
  • Type: boolean
  • Since: 3.0
  • Required: No
  • User Property: pmd.typeResolution
  • Default: false

xrefLocation:

Location of the Xrefs to link to.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.0
  • Required: No
  • Default: ${project.reporting.outputDirectory}/xref

xrefTestLocation:

Location of the Test Xrefs to link to.
  • Type: java.io.File
  • Since: 2.0
  • Required: No
  • Default: ${project.reporting.outputDirectory}/xref-test