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Output target configuration

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

In the previous sections, we've seen the <target/> element which configures the location of your generated output. The following XML snippet illustrates some additional flags that can be specified in that section:

XML (standalone and maven)
<configuration xmlns="http://www.jooq.org/xsd/jooq-codegen-3.15.0.xsd">
new org.jooq.meta.jaxb.Configuration()
  .withGenerator(new Generator()
    .withTarget(new Target()
myConfigurationName(sourceSets.main) {
  generator {
    target {
      packageName = 'org.jooq.your.packagename'
      directory = '/path/to/your/dir'
      encoding = 'UTF-8'
      locale = 'de'
      clean = true
  • packageName: Specifies the root package name inside of which all generated code is located. This package is located inside of the <directory/>. The package name is part of the generator strategy and can be modified by a custom implementation, if so desired.
  • directory: Specifies the root directoy inside of which all generated code is located.
  • encoding: The encoding that should be used for generated classes.
  • locale: The locale that should be used for locale-specific operations, such as String.toUpperCase(), e.g. by the default generator strategy.
  • clean: Whether the target package (<packageName/>) should be cleaned to contain only generated code after a generation run. Defaults to true.


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