C/C++ Application Analysis


The Conan coordinate based matching feature provides the ability to scan and evaluate C/C++ dependencies found in either a conanfile.txt, conanfile.py or conaninfo.txt file.

What is supported

Files named conanfile.txt, conanfile.py or conaninfo.txt will be analyzed.

What do we parse from the files?

In conanfile.txt

Only dependencies with an exact version under the "requires" and "build_requires" groups are evaluated, for example:



In conanfile.py

Only dependencies with an exact version (directly as strings, not built using python code) in the attributes "requires", "build_requires" and the methods "self.requires" and "self.build_requires" are evaluated, for example:

from conans import ConanFile, CMake

class ExampleConan(ConanFile):
	build_requires = "libxml2/2.9.8@bincrafters/stable"
	requires = "opencv/2.2@drl/stable"

	def requirements(self):

In conaninfo.txt

Dependencies under the "requires" and "full_requires" groups are evaluated, for example:



Steps to analyze using the CLI

Invoke a CLI scan of a directory or subdirectories containing either a conanfile.txt, conanfile.py or conaninfo.txt file. Instructions on how to do this can be found here: Nexus IQ CLI.

Examples for each Conan file can be found above in the document.

Output from cli

Nexus Lifecycle Dashboard Results

Nexus Lifecycle Report Results

Steps to analyze using the Jenkins plugin

By default, the Jenkins plugin will not evaluate the conanfile.txt, conanfile.py, and conaninfo.txt files. A custom Scan Target is needed.

nexusPolicyEvaluation iqApplication: 'SampApp', iqScanPatterns: [[scanPattern: '**/conanfile.txt'], [scanPattern: '**/conanfile.py'], [scanPattern: '**/conaninfo.txt']], iqStage: 'build'

To find more information on how to configure Jenkins please go to the Nexus Platform Plugin for Jenkins.

Steps to analyze using the Bamboo plugin

Bamboo Scan Targets control what files are examined.  To evaluate C/C++, add conanfile.txt, conanfile.py, and conaninfo.txt to the scan targets via a comma-separated list e.g.


To find more information on how to configure Bamboo please go to the Nexus IQ for Bamboo.