Plug-in Documentation

Code Coverage


The Code Coverage plug-in allows for parsing of data from several code coverage tools. It parses data from LCOV, Cobertura, JaCoCo, and Clover. Data is uploaded to the UrbanCode Velocity server using an HTTP Post request.


Must be running UrbanCode Velocity version 1.2.1 and later to use this plug-in.


UrbanCode Velocity plug-in images are located in DockerHub. To view available versions, see the UrbanCode DockerHub.


Version 1.0.30

  • Bug fix

Version 1.0.25

  • Update plugin version from 0.x.x to 1.x.x format.

Version 0.0.22

  • Initial release


To use the Code Coverage plug-in, the plug-in must be loaded and an instance created. Load the plug-in into the UrbanCode Velocity container if necessary. From the user interface, click Settings > Integrations > Plugins. On the Plugins page, locate the plug-in and click Load Plugin. To create an instance, locate the plug-in and click Install. The plug-in is now listed below those plug-ins to be installed and available for invoking.

To invoke the plug-in, send an HTTP Post request with the data to parse. Whenever a there is a hit to the endpoint, the data is parsed and displayed as metrics in UrbanCode Velocity.

Integration type

The Code Coverage plug-in parses data from test tools including the following:

  • LCOV
  • Cobertura
  • JaCoCo
  • Clover

Invoking the plug-in

You can invoke the plug-in manually using a REST Call or by using a Jenkins plug-in to integrate UrbanCode Velocity in a Jenkins environment.

Invoke using Jenkins plug-in

Install the UrbanCode Velocity plug-in into your Jenkins server. In your freestyle job or pipeline use the UCV-Upload Metrics File to UrbanCode Velocity step and provide the required fields. This step allows your build job to upload generated coverage results files to UrbanCode Velocity.


pipeline {
   agent any
   stages {
      stage('codeCoverageMetrics') {
         steps {
            step([$class: 'UploadMetricsFile',  appName: 'My Code-Coverage Test', dataFormat: 'cobertura', filePath: '<location of the code coverage report>', name: 'my-code_coverage-test', pluginType: 'coverageData', tenantId: '<tenant Id>', testSetName: 'code_coverage', metricsRecordUrl: "${env.BUILD_URL}"])

Invoke the plug-in using a Rest call

When using a REST call to invoke the Code Coverage plug-in, it must be a POST method and include the location of the UrbanCode Velocity quality data endpoint.

The following request sample shows a REST call that you can copy and update as necessary. Key points about the snippet:

  • The URL points to the UrbanCode Velocity quality data endpoint. Update with the server location for your installation of UrbanCode Velocity.
  • The BODY of the call is a multipart/form data. It includes information about the payload.

URL: https://<url_urbancodevelocity_server>/reporting-consumer/metrics
BODY (multipart/form-data):
  payload: <json_object_string> // See below for schema format
 testArtifact: <cobertura/etc_xml_file>

The following shows the schema for the payload. Replace the angle brackets with your values for the parameters.

  "tenant_id": "<tenant_id>",    // required Tenant ID
  "metricName": "<metric_name>", // optional: name for recurring test set
  "application": {
    "name": "<application_name>"  //Name of application
  "record": {
    "recordName": "<record_name>", // optional: Name for this record
    "executionDate": 1547983466015, // optional: UNIX Epoch
    "pluginType": "coverageData",
    "dataFormat": "cobertura",       // cobertura, lcov, jacoco
    "metricsRecordUrl": "<Jenkins_build_url>" // optional: To link the Jenkins build with test results
  "build": {  // Optional: One of the following fields must be included 
    "buildId": "<build_id>",
    "jobExternalId": "<external_job_id>",
    "url": "<build_url>",
  "commitId": "<commit_id>",  // optional
  "pullRequestId": "<pullrequest_id>", // optional
  "environment": "<environment_name>" // optional

Example using Curl

curl --request POST \
  --url https:///reporting-consumer/metrics \
  --form 'payload={
  "tenant_id": "tenant_id",
  "application": {
    "name": "My Application"
  "record": {
    "pluginType": "coverageData",
    "dataFormat": "cobertura"
' \
  --form testArtifact=@test-result/junit.xml