Editing Maven Install Configurations

Certain adapters and operators require access to implementing JAR files provided by vendors of software external to TIBCO StreamBase® and TIBCO® Live Datamart. Examples of external JAR files include the JARs that implement TIBCO Enterprise Message Service™ or a third-party JAR file from a database vendor that implements JDBC access to that vendor's database system.

External JAR Options

You must install required JAR files to the Maven system for your EventFlow project in one of several ways. This article explains one such method: how to use a Run Configuration in StreamBase Studio to install an external JAR file to your local Maven repository. See External JAR Options to learn about other ways to install external JAR files.

Using a Run Configuration to Install External JAR Files

To install an external JAR file to your local Maven repository, you can set up and use a Run Configuration in Studio.

  1. Invoke RunRun Configurations.

  2. Select the Maven Build category in the contents pane on the left side.

  3. Click the New launch configuration button on the far left of the contents pane's toolbar.

  4. In the Main tab of the new, empty configuration panel, enter a name for the configuration in the Name field. Saving a configuration by name lets you rerun the JAR file installation in the future.

  5. Enter install:install-file in the Goals field.

  6. Select the Skip Tests check box.

  7. In the Parameter grid, add the following information:

    Parameter Name Value
    file [absolute path to the JAR file on your system]
    groupId If the vendor's website provides a standard groupID value for their JAR file, use that. If not, use a reasonable value that honors the JAR file's vendor origin.
    artifactId Use the vendor-supplied value, if available. Otherwise, use a reasonable value that does not obscure the vendor origin.
    version Use the vendor-supplied version number, usually obtained from then vendor's website when you downloaded the JAR file. It is sometimes possible to see the vendor's version number in the MANIFEST.MF file inside the JAR file itself.
    packaging jar
    generatePom true
  8. Click Apply, then Run.

  9. Studio reports the status of the run in the Console view.

The following image shows a Run Configuration used to load an Oracle JDBC JAR file.

If your site has a central Maven repository, you can also add the LocalRepositoryPath parameter to install the JAR file in your site's shared repository. Consult your local Maven administrators for the value to use at your site.

Determining External JAR Parameters

It is not always obvious what values to fill in for the groupId, artifactId, and version fields for a vendor-provided external JAR file. See Determining External JAR Parameters for some ideas.

Rebuild the Repository Index

When you install a JAR file into a local machine repository or a site-specific network repository, the installed file may not immediately appear in response to a search in the MavenAdd Dependency dialog.

If so, you must rebuild Studio's index of the files contained in that repository. This allows the newly installed JAR file to become selectable from the MavenAdd Dependency dialog.

The procedure to refresh a repository index is described in Rebuild the Repository Index.

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