Codecov integration

How to integrate your workflows with Codecov using codemagic.yaml

Codecov is a dedicated code analysis tool and one of the leading code coverage solutions for mobile applications. Codecov can be used as part of the Codemagic CI/CD pipeline for code coverage.

Collecting test results

After writing tests with your test suite you can generate a coverage report using lcov and upload that coverage report to Codecov directly via codemagic.yaml. It is also possible to exit the script if code coverage is less or more than expected rates. Refer to the sample script below:

- name: Coverage report
  script: |
     HOMEBREW_NO_AUTO_UPDATE=1 brew install lcov
     mkdir -p test-results 
     flutter test --coverage --machine > test-results/flutter.json  
     code_coverage=$(lcov --list $FCI_BUILD_DIR/coverage/ | sed -n "s/.*Total:|\(.*\)%.*/\1/p")
     echo "Code Coverage: ${code_coverage}% "
     if (( $(echo "$code_coverage < $CODE_COVERAGE_TARGET" | bc) )); then { echo "code coverage is less than expected" && exit 1; }; fi  
  test_report: test-results/flutter.json

In order to store test results in a location after collecting them, just include the test_report field with a glob pattern matching the test result file location.

Create a Codecov account

In order to get a dedicated Codecov token, signing up is required. You can sign up for free here:

Configuring Codecov Code Coverage Upload:

Code coverages can be submitted to the Codecov environment through Codemagic using a cURL request. In order to configure it correctly, a codecov token is required which can be found in your Codecov account after signing up. After getting the necessary token, it can be assigned to an environment variable. Environment variables can be added in the Codemagic web app using the ‘Environment variables’ tab. You can then and import your variable groups into your codemagic.yaml. For example, if you named your variable group ‘codecov_credentials’, you would import it as follows:

        - codecov_token

For further information about using variable groups please click here.

Codecov uses a separate upload tool to make it easy to upload coverage reports to Codecov for processing. cURL request changes depending on what build machine is used:


curl -Os
chmod +x codecov
./codecov -t ${CODECOV_TOKEN}


$ProgressPreference = 'SilentlyContinue'
Invoke-WebRequest -Uri 
-Outfile codecov.exe
 .\codecov.exe -t ${CODECOV_TOKEN}


curl -Os
chmod +x codecov
./codecov -t ${CODECOV_TOKEN}

Codecov accepts .xml .json and .txt coverage report formats. You can display test results visually in the build overview by adding them to a path. Just include the test_report field with a glob pattern matching the test result file location. More information can be found here along with its samples.

After successfully uploading code coverage to Codecov, line-by-line coverage will be displayed on your GitHub pull requests via GitHub Checks. More information can be found here

Sample Projects

A sample project that shows how to configure Codecov integration is available here.