The Code Coverage plug-in allows for the parsing of data from several code coverage tools. Included are LCOV, Cobertura, JaCoCo, and Clover data.

Quick Info

HCL Accelerate
HCL Accelerate version 2.0 or later
Created by
HCL Software
Version Name Action






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 HCL Accelerate server using an HTTP Post request.


The following table describes the changes made in each plug-in version.

Plugin history details
Version Description
1.0.30 Bug fix


To use the Code Coverage plug-in, the plug-in must be loaded and an instance created. Load the plug-in into the HCL Accelerate 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.

Integration type

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

  • LCOV
  • Cobertura
  • JaCoCo
  • Clover

Invoking the plug-in

To gather data from the Code Coverage server, 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 HCL Accelerate. You can use various methods such as Postman, REST calls, CURL, and CI/CD tools like Jenkins to invoke the plug-in endpoints.

Invoke using Jenkins plug-in

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

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 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 HCL Accelerate 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 HCL Accelerate quality data endpoint. Update with the server location for your installation of HCL Accelerate.
  • The BODY of the call is a multipart/form data. It includes information about the payload.

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

Invoke 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

Payload Schema

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