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Creating a war using ANT

 
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hi all,
Thanks in advance.
I am creating a jar file containing all the ejb classes using ANT.
I want to create a war as well as an ear file using an ANT.
Does any one know how it can be done.
I am using Orion1.5.2 as my application server.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks once again.
Preferably i would like to have a sample code.
My Web-App structure is as follows:--

Admin folder which contains JSP's
So other folders with third party tools in it
WEB-INF with web.xml and class files within this in the classes directory as per the hierarchy.
Also there are some javascript files in the base directory(Myproject-WebApp) along with Admin.

MyProject-WebApp
|
|-WEB-INF-|-classes
| |-web.xml
|-Admin-Alljsp
|-Documents- all documents
|-Tools- third party tools

etc this is how the hierarchy of my web application is.
Please if anyone has used ant to create a war file with such a hierarchy do inform me.
 
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Why don't you use the war task?
 
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Hi Paul,
I am new to Ant and am unable to understand the war task.It would be great if u could give me some sample code .
I was wondering how i would get all the files in my base folder to be in my war.
I want all the files which are there in the base folder to be in my war file.
Thanks for the reply
 
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Just set the basedir attribute of the war task to be the base directory of your WebApp. Everything included in there will be added to your war.
 
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Hi paul I
Did the following in my Ant file but nothing was created can u help out
Here is the code

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<project name="myapp" basedir="." default="all">
<target name="init">
<property name="hello" value="world"/>
</target>
<target name="war" depends="init">
<war basedir="D:\projects\myproject\myproject-WebApp\" destfile="D:\projects\myproject\myproject-WebApp\myproject-WebApp.war">

</war>
</target>
<target name="all" depends="init" description="Build everything.">
<echo message="Application built. Hello ${hello}!"/>
</target>

</project>
src is the directory in which i have all my war files.
Thanks a lot Paul
 
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Hmm. You sure that didn't fail? Granted I don't know which version of Ant you are using but I'm pretty sure you have to include the webxml attribute too.

Try it using a nested fileset element instead if you like, but basedir should work.
 
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I am using Ant 1.6.2 and it did not fail u dont need to include the web.xml
 
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<project name="myapp" basedir="." default="all">
<target name="init">
<property name="hello" value="world"/>
</target>
<target name="war" depends="init">
<war basedir="D:\projects\myproject\myproject-WebApp\" destfile="D:\projects\myproject\myproject-WebApp\myproject-WebApp.war" webxml="D:\projects\myproject\myproject-WebApp\WEB-INF">
<fileset dir="D:\projects\myproject\myproject-WebApp\Admin">
<include name="**/*.*"/>
</fileset>


</war>
</target>
<target name="all" depends="init" description="Build everything.">
<echo message="Application built. Hello ${hello}!"/>
</target>

</project>

I made the above changes.
I get the message Application built HEllo.
But the war file is not created
 
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"ant -v" is your friend. It shows classpaths used and warnings that may be useful.

There are examples printed with the ant docs on the war task, y'know.

Web.xml can either be supplied as part of the source files to be warred or fed in via a task attribute. The task attribute is the preferred way - ant whines at you if you have a web.xml in the war source, but personally, I've found it more convenient to keep the whole thing together, so I keep hoping they'll eventually add the smarts to shut ant up.

Hoever, one case where getting the web.xml file from somewhere else makes sense is if ant is going to be customizing it as part of the build.
 
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