Installing the MapForce Plug-in for Eclipse
•Eclipse 2023-03, 2022-12, 2022-09, 2022-06 (http://www.eclipse.org), 64-bit.
•A Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) for the 64-bit platform.
•MapForce Enterprise or Professional Edition 64-bit.
|Note:||All the prerequisites listed above must have the 64-bit platform. Integration with older Eclipse 32-bit platforms is no longer supported, although it may still work.|
After the prerequisites listed above are in place, you can install the MapForce Integration Package (64-bit) to integrate MapForce in Eclipse. The integration can be carried out either during the installation of the Integration Package or manually from Eclipse after the Integration Package has been installed. The MapForce Integration Package is available for download at https://www.altova.com/components/download.
|Note:||Eclipse must be closed while you install or uninstall the MapForce Integration Package.|
Integrate MapForce during installation of the Integration Package
You can integrate MapForce in Eclipse during the installation of the MapForce Integration Package. Do this as follows:
1.Run the MapForce Integration Package to start the installation wizard.
2.Go through the initial steps of the installation with eth wizard.
3.In the Integration step, select Let this wizard integrate Altova MapForce plug-in into Eclipse, and browse for the directory where the Eclipse executable (eclipse.exe) is located.
4.Click Next and complete the installation.
The MapForce perspective and menus will be available in Eclipse the next time you start it.
Integrate MapForce in Eclipse manually
After you have installed the MapForce Integration Package, you can manually integrate MapForce in Eclipse as follows:
1.In Eclipse, select the menu command Help | Install New Software.
2.In the Install dialog box, click Add.
3.In the Add Repository dialog box, click Local. Browse for the folder C:\Program Files\Altova\Common2023\eclipse\UpdateSite, and select it. Provide a name for the site (such as "Altova").
4.Repeat the steps 2-3 above, this time selecting the folder C:\Program Files\Altova\<%APPNAMESHORT%>\eclipse\UpdateSite and providing a name such as "Altova MapForce".
5.On the Install dialog box, select Only Local Sites. Next, select the "Altova category" folder and click Next.
6.Review the items to be installed and click Next to proceed.
7.To accept the license agreement, select the respective check box.
8.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.|