No goal has been specified

When I configure my Task and run, it says no goal has been specified, where do I specify the goal?

build	18-May-2015 11:35:48	[ERROR] No goals have been specified for this build. You must specify a valid lifecycle phase or a goal in the format <plugin-prefix>:<goal> or <plugin-group-id>:<plugin-artifact-id>[:<plugin-version>]:<goal>. Available lifecycle phases are: validate, initialize, generate-sources, process-sources, generate-resources, process-resources, compile, process-classes, generate-test-sources, process-test-sources, generate-test-resources, process-test-resources, test-compile, process-test-classes, test, prepare-package, package, pre-integration-test, integration-test, post-integration-test, verify, install, deploy, pre-site, site, post-site, site-deploy, pre-clean, clean, post-clean. -> [Help 1]

From the documentation, it says the following, however I don't see this tick box described in the Sonar Maven 3 task.


  • 'Sonar Plugin Pre-Configured': Tick this checkbox if you Maven build is already configured with the correct sonar.maven-plugin. This will cause the Task to configure the sonar:sonar goal instead of the org.codehaus.mojo:sonar-maven-plugin:[VERSION]:sonar goal, where [VERSION] is 1.0 for Maven 2.x and 2.0 for Maven 3.x.

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The documentation I was referring to is (point 4).

I guess the problem is within your Maven 3.x task (the 2nd in the task list). Have you specified your Maven goals there?

I think I have misunderstood what the plug-in does. I thought it was used to replace the Maven Task, so I didn't define the goals there (and was wondering where I should define it). In fact, it should be a task that added to existing plan, so the Sonar badge comes up on the build result page, is that right?

The Sonar task doesn't replace your existing Maven tasks. You should still run your Maven tasks as before, but additionally add the Sonar for Bamboo Maven task which just triggers SonarQube to do the code analysis. Does that help?


Could you please specify which documentation you are referring to?

Concerning the error: This error is yielded by Maven when no goals are specified. In the case of Sonar for Bamboo's Maven 3 Task, it should use "sonar:sonar" as the goal. Could you please attach a screenshot of your Sonar for Bamboo Maven task configuration? This would greatly help to resolve this issue.


Michael (author of the plug-in)

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