How to convert an existing Java Project to Maven in Eclipse?

By | October 26, 2020

This tutorial talks about Converting an existing Java Project to Maven in Eclipse?

I have a Non-Maven Spring Project which I want to convert into a maven project.

Before converting an existing Java Project to Maven in Eclipse:

Steps to convert an existing Java Project to Maven in Eclipse:

Step 1: Right-click on your java project and go to Configure and you should see the “Convert to Maven Project” option.

Step 2: Provide group id and artifact id, I have kept the default.

Let me explain to you more about group id and artifact id.

Group id : It is a unique identifier for your project among all. So it may be something like com.companyname

Artifact id : It is the name of jar or war without a version. it may be something like a project, so here we have put artifact id as SpringApplicationContextDemo.

Click on the finish button.

Step 3:
Just remember to put all dependencies in pom.xml

Step 4: Now right on converted maven project then go to maven ->Update Project

Step 5. Select Your Project & Force Update of Snapshots/Releases. Click on OK

Finally, the Maven Project would look like this:

Note: Still this conversion process has a problem like you will not find standards project directory structures src/main/java and src/test/java, You can solve this issue manually(Still you can build and run the project successfully).

Complete source code of the above Project:



 If You right-click on and Run AS -> Java Application. I will give below output


That’s all about Convert an existing Java Project to Maven in Eclipse?

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