Myzreal Myzreal - 1 year ago 139
Java Question

Play Framework - ExecutionContext cannot be resolved when trying to map a Promise

WS.url(""+url+"?updated_since="+updatedSince).setHeader("Authorization", "Bearer "+accessToken)
.setHeader("Accept", "application/json").get().map(
new Function<WSResponse, JsonNode>() {
public JsonNode apply(WSResponse response) {
JsonNode json = response.asJson();
return json;

This displays an error "The type scala.concurrent.ExecutionContext cannot be resolved. It is indirectly referenced from required .class files".

I've tried adding

import scala.concurrent.ExecutionContext;

but then the error just "moves" from the line where the promise is to the top of the file and still won't compile.

I've also tried adding

import play.api.libs.concurrent.Execution.Implicit.defaultContext;

but there is no such thing to be imported.

Play Framework used is 2.4.2.

SBT file:

version := "1.0-SNAPSHOT"

lazy val root = (project in file(".")).enablePlugins(PlayJava)

scalaVersion := "2.11.6"

resolvers ++= Seq(
"Typesafe repository" at "",
"sonatype snapshots" at ""

checksums := Nil

libraryDependencies ++= Seq(
"org.mockito" % "mockito-all" % "1.10.19",
"commons-codec" % "commons-codec" % "1.10",
"de.flapdoodle.embed" % "de.flapdoodle.embed.mongo" % "1.48.0",
"org.mongodb.morphia" % "morphia" % "1.0.0-rc0"

libraryDependencies += "org.mongodb" % "mongodb-driver" % "3.0.2"

// Play provides two styles of routers, one expects its actions to be injected, the
// other, legacy style, accesses its actions statically.
routesGenerator := InjectedRoutesGenerator

Answer Source

I was confronted with the same "ExecutionContext cannot be resolved" problem before. I realized my Play Eclipse setup was incomplete (I missed steps 2&3 below). I retried the setup, this time following all relevant steps. ExecutionContext became resolvable then.

Instructions for Play Eclipse Setup


1) Append this line to project/plugins.sbt:

addSbtPlugin("com.typesafe.sbteclipse" % "sbteclipse-plugin" % "4.0.0")

2) Append this line to build.sbt:

EclipseKeys.preTasks := Seq(compile in Compile)

3) Append these lines to build.sbt (assuming you have no Scala sources):

EclipseKeys.projectFlavor := EclipseProjectFlavor.Java           // Java project. Don't expect Scala IDE
EclipseKeys.createSrc := EclipseCreateSrc.ValueSet(EclipseCreateSrc.ManagedClasses, EclipseCreateSrc.ManagedResources)  // Use .class files instead of generated .scala files for views and routes 

4) Save all your project files. Close Eclipse.

5) In command prompt, cd to your project folder and run:

activator "eclipse with-source=true"

6) Open Eclipse. Open your project. Refresh it as follows:

Package Explorer > right-click your_project > refresh

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