Extract EAR file into a Eclipse Project

Posted on 2010-11-22
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
HI Expert
I have a ear file that I want to inport into Eclipse and start checking out the Code and run the project on my local machine. Question is is possible to do?

The ear contains

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jar xvf earfile

import from file system into your project

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must I only import the ear file ?
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In Eclipse,
Import Ear file through
File>Import > Java EE > Ear file.
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the jar command extracts the components of the ear to the file system.  You then import the components.

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Hi karanw
Sorry for not understanding correctly but when U import the ear file that contains the jar's and war will it line out in a proper project structure?
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I think you will be able to run the project.
After importing you will be able to see the structure.


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Thanks karanw I have imported the ear file and saw the structure we have 2 jars and on war file and the Ear file that contains the application.xml let me give you a break down of the application.xml file

Now looking at the account-ejb->ImportedClasses folder is are all the packages with it's classes with ext *.class and not *.java.
 Now can I have to get the classes back to ext *.java and make changes and ensure that the ear will be updated.



    <description>Application description</description>

    <module id="EjbModule_1290506961748">




    <module id="EjbModule_1290506961779">





    <module id="WebModule_1290506961795">













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You dont have source code of this project?

To convert *class to *java, you need decompiler like jad.

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Thanks it's working 100%

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