If you run a Polyspace® analysis as part of continuous integration, each new code submission produces new results. You not only see new results in components that were modified but also in components that depended on the modified components. You can set up e-mail alerts so that component owners get notified when new Polyspace results appear in their components.
To create e-mail notifications:
Export new analysis results to a tab-delimited text file
.tsv format). For each result, the file contains
links to open the result in the Polyspace Access web interface.
Apply filters to export specific types of results, for instance, defects with high impact. If required, you can also apply additional filters to the exported files using search and replace utilities. See Export Results for E-mail Attachments.
Send an email with the results file in attachment.
For instance, if you use an e-mail plugin in Jenkins, you can create a post-build step to send an e-mail after the analysis is complete.
If you use the Polyspace plugin in Jenkins, you can use Polyspace helper utilities for the entire e-mail notification process. See Sample Scripts for Polyspace Analysis with Jenkins.
Alternatively, results can be directly assigned to owners based on their file paths. You can set up email notifications that exports a separate results file per owner and sends an email to each owner with the corresponding results file in attachment. See Assign Owners and Export Assigned Results.
To run this tutorial:
You must have uploaded some result in the Polyspace
Bug Finder™ Access™ interface. If you complete the tutorial Run Polyspace Bug Finder on Server and Upload Results to Web Interface, you should see a folder
testProject on the
PROJECT EXPLORER pane. The folder contains one
To see the results in the project, with
myFirstProject selected, click the
Review button. You see a list of defects. The
Information column shows the impact of the
defects. In this tutorial, only high-impact defects will be exported for
You must be able to interact with the Polyspace
Bug Finder Access interface from the command line. For instance, navigate to
polyspace-access login -list-project
Bug Finder Server™ installation folder, for instance,
Files\Polyspace Server\R2020a.The variable
the following combination of options. You provide these options with
every use of the
-host hostName -port portNumber -login username -encrypted-password pwd
name of the Polyspace
Bug Finder Access web server. For a locally hosted server, use
optional port number of the server. If you omit the port number,
9443 is used.
refer to the
login and an encrypted version of your password. To create an encrypted
Copy the encrypted password and provide this password
with later uses of the
You can export all results in a project or only certain types of results.
Open a command window. Navigate to the folder where you want to export the results.
To export all results, enter the following:
polyspace-access login -export testProject/myFirstProject -output .\result.txt
To export only defects with high impact, enter the following:
polyspace-access login -export testProject/myFirstProject -defects High -output .\result_high_impact.txt
Open each text file in a spreadsheet viewing utility such as Microsoft®
Excel®. In the first file, you see all defects but in the second file, you
only see the defects with high impact. Instead of
you can apply other filters. For instance:
To see only new defects compared to the previous analysis of the same
project, use the option
To apply a more fine-grained set of filters, you can use software
quality objectives (SQOs). The software quality objectives are specified
through a progressively stricter set of SQO levels, numbered from 1 to
6. You can customize the requirements of each level in the Polyspace Access web interface, and then use the option
-open-findings-for-sqo with the level number to
export only those results that must be reviewed to meet the
requirements. See also Bug Finder Quality Objectives (Polyspace Bug Finder Access).
To see all filtering options, enter:
polyspace-access -h -export
You can configure your e-mail utility to send these exported files in attachment.
If required, you can also apply additional filters to the exported files using
search and replace utilities. For instance, use search and replace utilities on the
results file to include results only from specific files and functions. In
Linux®, you can use
retain only results in specific files.
You can assign owners to results in specific files or folders. You can then export one result file per owner and send an email to each owner with the corresponding file in attachment.
You can assign owners in the Polyspace Access web interface or at the command line.
In this tutorial, assign all results in the file
jsmith and all results in the file
polyspace-access login -set-unassigned-findings testProject/myFirstProject -owner jsmith -source-contains numerical.c polyspace-access login -set-unassigned-findings testProject/myFirstProject -owner jboyd -source-contains dataflow.c
After assignment, export one results file per owner.
polyspace-access login -export testProject/myFirstProject -output .\results.txt -output-per-owner
These files contain the exported results:
results.txt contains all results.
results_jboyd.txt contains results assigned to
results.txt.owners.list contains the list of
owners, in this
Before assigning owners to results, use the option
perform a dry run of the assignments. Without performing the assignment, the option
shows the files with results that are assigned and the owner that the results are