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How to create Maven project in Eclipse

Background

This article demonstrates how create a Maven project in Eclipse.

Software Environment

  • Windows 7 Professional SP1
  • Java 1.7 (1.7.0_67 – Windows x86)
  • Eclipse Kepler
  • Dependecy Testing
    • Apache Commons Lang 3 (3.3.2)
    • Apache Commons IO (2.4)

Create Maven Project

1. Go to New -> Others…

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2. Choose Maven Project under Maven

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3. Click “Create a simple project (skip archetype selection)”

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4. Enter text for Group Id, Artifact Id, and Name. Select the type of packaging too.

NOTE: For this demo, please use jar instead of war packaging.

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5. The Maven project thus far

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6. Let’s try including two libraries into our project – Apache commons lang and IO. Copy and paste the dependency configurations into your pom.xml file

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7. Your original pom.xml file

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8. Your updated pom.xml maven-eclipse-009_mw

 

9. Let Maven download the jar files into your local Maven repository and include in your project in Eclipse

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10. Output of Maven Intall command

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11. Create a sample class that uses any of the jar files

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Sample Codes

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Karl San Gabriel

Karl San Gabriel

Java and Enterprise Technologies Expert