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Using JAR Class Finder

This Blog explains how to integrate the jarclassfinder
provided by IBM with NetWeaver Developer Studio.

Introduction

In the JAR Class Finder Oliver Stiefbold has already mentioned where to find the jarclassfinder. This Weblog explains the steps involved in integrating the jarclassfinder with NetWeaver Developer Studio. Jar Finder is a very useful tool when it comes to searching and finding jars during Custom Component development. Searching for java classes in the jars is a tedious job, it could be very difficult to find class file you are looking for without the jarclassfinder. Jar Finder helps us do it within minutes.

The installation steps are as follows

1. Download the Jar Finder plugin

http://www.alphaworks.ibm.com/aw.nsf/reqs/jarclassfinder

2. Extract the plugin into SAP-IDE plugin directory and

restart SAP-IDE.

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3. Right click on Toolbar and select Customize Perspective.

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Figure 2

4. Select Class Finder on the Customer Perspective

window.

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Figure 3

5. Jar Finder is now displayed on the Toolbar.

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Figure 4

6. Using Jar Finder is similar to the Search feature

provided in SAP-IDE.

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Figure 6

7. Adding jars to Build Path

The Search Jars can be added to the Build Path of the
application with a Right click.

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Figure 7

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      Author's profile photo Detlev Beutner
      Detlev Beutner
      Hey,
      ClassLocator does the same job, but is much faster for indexing all JARs which should be taken into consideration. Check out http://sourceforge.net/projects/classlocator which comes inclusive documentation how to integrate it into Eclipse 2.x.
      Hope it helps
      Detlev
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      Former Member
      Hi,

      I have followed the steps you listed, and got an error message when clicking the JarFinder button:
      "The choosen operation is not currently available".
      I'm running NWS  2.0.18.

      Please advise
      Thanks !
      Orit

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      Hi Detlev,

      Thanks for the information.

      Hi,

      For further information regarding a class locator, refer this link. lot of documentation is provided on the classlocator.

      http://classlocator.sourceforge.net/doc/Overview.html