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maven in eclipse

bisharjan pokharel

Joined: Apr 02, 2011
Posts: 1
Hello guys?? I have been using netbeans for last 3 years and now i am moving to ecipse.I am getting difficulty in running maven project in eclipse.It is a quite straight job to do in Netbeans.I have installed Plugins and other stuffs and created a project .But when i try to run it says to specify the goal.What is this and how to solve this ?? It gives a option to browse goal. Please post how to create an web application in eclipse??
Peter Johnson

Joined: May 14, 2008
Posts: 5852

What plugin did you install? Hopefully m2eclipse. How did you go about creating the project? Hopefully via New | Project | Maven | Maven Project. Or if you create the Maven project from the command line the m2eclipse plugin provides an "Import Maven project" option under File | Import. Also, what archetype did you use? For a web project you should use an archetype for a web project.

Maven projects in Eclipse typically use build-resources as the goal within Eclipse because that is the phase just before the testing phases.

To read more about goals and phase, see Maven the Complete Reference at

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