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Altova MapForce 2020 Enterprise Edition

MapForce Plug-in for Eclipse

Installing the MapForce Plug-in for Eclipse

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A Java JRE/JDK that matches the platform and version of Eclipse and MapForce. For example, install a 64-bit JRE/JDK if you are going to use Eclipse 64-bit and MapForce 64-bit. For the specific Java versions required by Eclipse, check the Eclipse installation pre-requisites.

Eclipse 4.11 / 4.12 / 4.13 / 4.14 (see

MapForce Enterprise or Professional Edition.


Installing the MapForce Plug-in for Eclipse

1.Download the MapForce Integration package from the Altova download page ( ).

2.Ensure that Eclipse is not running, and run the downloaded package.


Eclipse must be closed while you install or uninstall the MapForce Integration Package.


3.When prompted, select the Install the Eclipse plug-in option, and then click Next.


4.When prompted to choose how the MapForce plug-in should be integrated into Eclipse, do one of the following:

a.To complete the plug-in installation automatically (this is the recommended option), select Let this wizard integrate Altova MapForce plug-in into Eclipse, and browse for the directory where the Eclipse executable (eclipse.exe) is located.

b.To complete the plug-in installation separately in Eclipse, click to clear the Let this wizard... check box (see instructions below).


2.Click Next, and complete the installation. If you chose the automatic integration, the MapForce perspective and menus become available in Eclipse next time when you start Eclipse.


Integrating the MapForce plug-in for Eclipse manually

1.In Eclipse, click the menu command Help | Install New Software.

2.In the Install dialog that pops up (screen shot below), click the Add button.




3.In the Add Repository dialog that pops up (screen shot below), click the Local button.

4.Browse for the folder c:\Program Files\Altova\Common2020\eclipse\UpdateSite, and select it. Provide a name for the site (such as 'Altova'), and click OK.


5.Repeat Steps 2 to 4, this time selecting the folder c:\Program Files\Altova\MapForce2020\eclipse\UpdateSite, and providing a name such as 'Altova MapForce'.

6.In the Work With combo box of the Install dialog, select the option -- Only Local Sites -- (see screen shot below). This causes all available plug-ins to be displayed in the pane below. Check the top-level check box of the Altova category folder (see screen shot below). Then click the Next button.


7.An Install Details screen allows you to review the items to be installed. Click Next to proceed.

8.In the Review Licenses screen that appears, select I accept the terms of the license agreement. (No license agreement additional to your MapForce Enterprise or Professional Edition license is required for the MapForce plug-in.) Then click Finish to complete the installation.


Note:If there are problems with the plug-in (missing icons, for example), start Eclipse from the command line with the -clean flag.

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