Here’s how you can create a Spring Boot project in Eclipse:
Step 1: Open Eclipse and go to “File” -> “New” -> “Spring Starter Project”.
Step 2: In the “New Spring Starter Project” dialog, enter the project details:
- Project Name: Specify a name for your project.
- Group: Specify the package structure for your project.
- Artifact: Specify the name of your project.
- Description: Optionally, provide a description for your project.
- Package: Specify the package name for your project’s main class.
Step 3: Choose the required dependencies for your Spring Boot project. You can select the dependencies based on your project requirements, such as Spring Web, Spring Data JPA, etc. You can use the search bar to find specific dependencies.
Step 4: Click “Next” to configure additional project settings, such as the Java version, packaging type, and version control. You can also configure the build tool (Maven or Gradle) and the Spring Boot version.
Step 5: Click “Finish” to create the Spring Boot project.
Step 6: Eclipse will generate the Spring Boot project structure, download the necessary dependencies, and configure the project settings.
Step 7: Once the project is created, you will see the project structure in the Project Explorer view. It will contain the src/main/java folder with the main class, src/main/resources folder for configuration files, and the pom.xml (or build.gradle) file.
Please note that the screenshots provided are for reference, and the actual appearance of your Eclipse IDE may vary based on the version and plugins installed.
I hope these instructions help you in creating a Spring Boot project in Eclipse.