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Running the code generator with Ant

Applies to ✅ Open Source Edition   ✅ Express Edition   ✅ Professional Edition   ✅ Enterprise Edition

Run generation with Ant

When running code generation with ant's <java/> task, you may have to set fork="true":

<!-- Run the code generation task -->
<target name="generate-test-classes">
  <java fork="true" 
        classname="org.jooq.codegen.GenerationTool">
    <arg value="/path/to/configuration.xml"/>
    <classpath>
      <pathelement location="/path/to/jooq-3.15.4.jar"/>
      <pathelement location="/path/to/jooq-meta-3.15.4.jar"/>
      <pathelement location="/path/to/jooq-codegen-3.15.4.jar"/>
    </classpath>  
  </java>
</target>

Using the Ant Maven plugin

Sometimes, ant can be useful to work around a limitation (misunderstanding?) of the Maven build. Just as with the above standalone ant usage example, the jOOQ code generator can be called from the maven-antrun-plugin:

<!-- Run the code generation task -->
<plugin>
  <artifactId>maven-antrun-plugin</artifactId>
  <version>1.8</version>
  <executions>
    <execution>
      <phase>generate-sources</phase>
      <goals>
        <goal>run</goal>
      </goals>
    </execution>
  </executions>

  <configuration>
    <tasks>
      <java fork="true" 
            classname="org.jooq.codegen.GenerationTool"
            classpathref="maven.compile.classpath">
          <arg value="/path/to/configuration.xml"/>
      </java>
    </tasks>
  </configuration>
                
  <dependencies>
    <dependency>
      <!-- JDBC driver -->
    </dependency>
    <dependency>
      <!-- Use org.jooq                for the Open Source Edition
               org.jooq.pro            for commercial editions with Java 17 support, 
               org.jooq.pro-java-11    for commercial editions with Java 11 support,
               org.jooq.pro-java-8     for commercial editions with Java 8 support,
               org.jooq.trial          for the free trial edition with Java 17 support, 
               org.jooq.trial-java-11  for the free trial edition with Java 11 support, 
               org.jooq.trial-java-8   for the free trial edition with Java 8 support 
                     
           Note: Only the Open Source Edition is hosted on Maven Central. 
                 Import the others manually from your distribution -->
      <groupId>org.jooq.trial</groupId>
      <artifactId>jooq-codegen</artifactId>
      <version>3.15.4</version>
    </dependency>
  </dependencies>
</plugin>

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