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Adjusting quality settings#

The Quality settings allow you to configure quality gates for your pull requests and commits, and define quality goals that help you monitor the progress of the code quality in your repository dashboard.

To access the quality settings, open your repository Settings, tab Quality Settings:

Quality settings

The following sections explain the settings in detail.

Gates#

These settings configure when Codacy reports pull requests and commits as not up to standards.

Tip

After enabling these settings you can set Codacy as a required check before merging your pull requests.

Quality gates

  • New issues are over: Pull requests or commits are marked not up to standards if the number of issues introduced that have at least the specified severity level is higher than the set value. The default value is 0.
  • New security issues are over: Pull requests or commits are marked not up to standards if the number of security issues introduced is higher than the set value. By default, this setting is off.
  • Complexity is over: Pull requests or commits are marked not up to standards if the introduced complexity is higher than the set value. By default, this setting is off.
  • Duplication is over: Pull requests or commits are marked not up to standards if the number of clones introduced is higher than the set value. By default, this setting is off.
  • Coverage variation is under: Pull requests or commits are marked not up to standards if the coverage introduced is smaller than the set value. This value refers to the variation of coverage on your pull requests or commits. For example, if your repository has 90% coverage and you want to make sure that this value doesn't decrease, set the value to 0%. By default, this setting is off. The maximum value is 1%.

Goals#

These settings configure the quality goals for your repository, and which files Codacy considers complex or duplicated.

Codacy displays the quality goals as dashed lines on the quality evolution chart to help you monitor the progress and overall quality status of your repository.

Quality settings for the repository

  • Issues are over: Defines the threshold displayed on the tab Issues of the quality evolution chart.
  • Complexity of files is over: Defines the threshold displayed on the tab Complexity of the quality evolution chart.
  • File is complex when over: A file is considered complex when its complexity is over this value.
  • Duplication of files is over: Defines the threshold displayed on the tab Duplication of the quality evolution chart.
  • File is duplicate when over: A file is considered duplicated when it has more clones than this value.
  • Coverage is under: Defines the threshold displayed on the tab Coverage of the quality evolution chart.

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Last modified November 8, 2021