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How to import wknd demo project into eclipse?


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This document:


says how to add the eclipse aem plugin, and how to create a new project, but the section on importing an existing project is blank.

In eclipse when I import existing projects, there are some options:




I am guessing we should check "Search for nested projects" as this finds a lot of stuff.

When imported this way, eclipse reports a lot of errors in both java and maven config, although I can build on the command line.




If I try to create a new java class, e.g. in core, it doesnt give this option. The only option is "file".  When I create java file, its empty. This makes using eclipse for java development pointless - at least VS code recognises that if you create a file called, it adds the package and class name.


Presumably, Eclipse doesn't recognise the latest AEM wknd project as a java project, even though it recognises it as maven.

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Hi @TB3dock 

Please follow the below steps to import an existing maven projects into Eclipse:

  • In Eclipse, choose File > Import…
  • In the Import Dialog, choose Maven > Existing Maven Projects, then click “Next”.
  • Enter the path to your project’s top-level folder, then click “Select All” and “Finish”.
  • You are now all set for using Eclipse to develop your AEM project.



For more details please refer the below article by Adobe:


Hope this helps!



Level 8
Thanks. I tried this also, gives same results. Ill just stick with VS Code.