Kevin Rave Kevin Rave - 25 days ago 17
Java Question

imported maven project does not appear as java project. Shows folders

I checked out the existing project source code from SVN to a folder in my system.
Then I opened eclipse. Import Project-> Existing Maven Project.

It imported without issues. However, Project Explorer shows it as just folders instead of packages. (Like when we create a package and then add classes to it, it shows a different icon for package root). I opened Navigator and Package Explorer as well. But they are showing them as folders as well.

I tried:

mvn eclipse:clean
mvn eclipse:eclipse


on the root of the project. But it did not help.

Can anyone help on this one?

My folder structure:

ecs->
ecs-ejb->
src/java/main/com/xxx
pom.xml
ecs->ear->
src/java/main/com/xxx
pom.xml
pom.xml

Answer

Try to:

  1. Right click the project->Configure->Convert to Maven Project

---- Edit ----

If this doesnt work, it is likely that someone checked in their environment files into your SVN. If they checked in:

  • .project
  • .classpath
  • .settings/

They could be conflicting with your environment (different settings/plugins/versions of eclipse...). Try dropping your project, deleting the folder/files, then remove these files from SVN, and repeat your initial process. All of these files/folders will get generated during the import to eclipse.

---- Edit 2 ----

Per your recent edit to the question, you have a multi-module project. If you only did this on the parent project, then there is no source folder. So you wouldn't see it. You should:

  1. File->Import...
  2. Choose Existing Maven Projects, Next
  3. Set the Root Directory to ecs/ecs-ejb, Finish
  4. Repeat for all other modules.

In eclipse, each module of a multi-module maven project needs its own eclipse project.