This page explains how to import a project into IntelliJ & how to configure it to run on a specific environment.
- Click on 'import project'
- Choose the source directory
- Choose the project type
That's your best option if your project has a pom.xml
Don't forget to click:
- import Maven project automatically (so your project will always be sync)
- Create module groups for multi-maven projects
File → Project structure
Choose the target SDK and compilation level.
Note: the first time you might need to add SDK by clicking the new option.
Modules and sources folders
In IntelliJ sources, tests and resources folders are set in modules.
You must check and set the types manually if required:
- src/main/java == sources
- src/main/resources == resources
- src/main/scala == sources
- src/test/java == test
- src/test/resources == test resources
- src/test/scala == test
Libraries, Facets, Artifacts
Everything should be detected automatically.
For web projects, you should see the available WAR files in Artifacts.
>> If that it's not the case, then you need to adjust your web.xml
To run the web-application on your Tomcat server, you need to create a run configuration.
Run → Edit configurations...
- Click on the '+' button, top left
- Add Tomcat Server run configuration
- Go to the Deployment tab
- Add the artifact you'd like to run by click the '+' >> Artifacts...
The WAR configuration and the exploded are exactly the same! It's just that in the WAR case you're deploying a zip archive, not in the other case. Tomcat supports both mode, even though the WAR is the official recommendation.
- Go to the Startup/Connection tab
- Add some environment variables, if required
You can also adjust the logs to display + save them into a file, if you'd like to.
- Go to the Logs tab
- Set the logs files. You can even add some logs to display by using the '+' option ! :)
- Set the backup console, if required.