How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse

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Introduction

This article will explain about how to convert a dynamic web project into a maven project in Eclipse. Basically, in Eclipse IDE where it is a tool for developing program or applications in java programming language, there are several type of project available in it. One of the project type is the dynamic web project. In order to build the dynamic web project, there are several tools available to achieve it. One of the tool is the maven tool. Actually, maven is a software project management and comprehension tool. Based on the concept of a project object model (POM), Maven can manage a project’s build, reporting and documentation from a central piece of information. The info relate on maven available in this link.  So, in order to build the project of a dynamic web, maven is a perfect tool for it.

Converting Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse

So, the following are steps in order achieve it :

1. Run the Eclipse IDE. The Eclipse IDE in this context is Eclipse 2020-09 R. The following image will appear :

How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse
How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse
  1. Don’t forget to open the project. It is available in the following image :
How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse
How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse
  1. Right Click in the Project. And Click Refresh. The above project is actually is a maven project already. It is because the pom.xml file is available in it. But suppose, if it is not already a maven project, the pom.xml will no where to be exist at the first time.
  2. After that, right click in the project. Go to Configure > Convert to Maven Project. This is the image of accessing the menu :

How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse
How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse

The following dialog box will appear :

How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse
How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse

After clicking the Finish button, the process for creating a new pom.xml will appear. Then right after that, the process for creating the pom.xml if there is no problem at all, there will be a new pom.xml avaible. The following image is the default pom.xml file available in the converted Dynamic Web Project into the Maven Project :

 

How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse
How to Convert a Dynamic Web Project into a Maven Project in Eclipse

After the process of creating the pom.xml file is finished, converting the project into a maven project is already done.

 

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