Produces a PDF summary report of Code Coverage for the given coverage database.


java com.atlassian.clover.reporters.pdf.PDFReporter [OPTIONS] PARAMS


-i, --initstring <file> The initstring of the coverage database.
-o, --outfile <file>

The file to write the report to.

Note: In Clover 3.1.x and older the longer option was named '--outputfile'


-a, --alwaysreport

Forces a report to be generated, even if there is no coverage data. Defaults to 'false', i.e. a report with no coverage will abort generation.

-b, --hidebars Don't render coverage bars.
-c, --orderby <compname>

Comparator to use when listing packages and classes. Default is PcCoveredAsc. Valid values are:

  • Alpha — Alpabetical.
  • PcCoveredAsc — Percent total coverage, ascending.
  • PcCoveredDesc — Percent total coverage, descending.
  • ElementsCoveredAsc — Total elements covered, ascending.
  • ElementsCoveredDesc — Total elements covered, descending.
  • ElementsUncoveredAsc — Total elements uncovered, ascending.
  • ElementsUncoveredDesc — Total elements uncovered, descending.
-d, --debug Switch logging level to debug
-e, --showempty Show classes/packages even if they don't have any statements, methods or conditionals. default is false.
-f, --filter <string>

Comma or space separated list of contexts to ignore when generating coverage reports. Most useful one is "catch".
Valid values are "assert", "static", "instance", "constructor", "method", "switch", "while", "do", "for", "if", "else", "try", "catch", "finally", "sync", or the name of a user-defined Context. See Using Contexts.

-if --includefailcoverage Specifies whether or not to include coverage attributed to a test that has failed. If omitted, failed test coverage is not included. Default setting is 'false'.
-p, --pagesize <size> Specify the page size to render. Valid values are "Letter" and "A4". Default is "A4".
-s, --span <interval>

Specifies how far back in time to include coverage recordings from. See Using Spans. Default includes all coverage data found.

-t, --title <string> Report title
-tc, --threadcount <int> Number of additional threads to be allocated to report generation. Default is 0.
-v, --verbose Switch logging level to verbose

Return code

The PDFReporter.main() calls System.exit() and returns non-zero return code in case of error during PDF report generation.

API Usage

PDFReporter provides a simple API that accepts an array of strings representing the command line arguments and returns an integer result code. The following fragment illustrates use of the API:

import com.atlassian.clover.CloverStartup;
import com.atlassian.clover.Logger;
import com.atlassian.clover.reporters.pdf.PDFReporter;

public class PdfReportRunner {
    public void runReport() {
        // CloverStartup.loadLicense(Logger.getInstance()); - required for Atlassian Clover 4.1.2 or older
        String [] cliArgs = { "-i", "clover.db", "-o", "clover.pdf" };
        int result = PDFReporter.runReport(cliArgs);
        if (result != 0) {
            // problem during report generation


java com.atlassian.clover.reporters.pdf.PDFReporter -i clover.db -o coverage.pdf

Reads coverage for the Clover database "clover.db", and produces a pdf report in the file "coverage.pdf".


java com.atlassian.clover.reporters.pdf.PDFReporter -c ElementsCoveredAsc
      -t "My Coverage" -i clover.db -o coverage.pdf

Produces the same report as above, but includes a report title, and orders lists by total elements covered rather than percentage covered.