dev-support/ folder, you will find
hbase_eclipse_formatter.xml. We encourage you to have
this formatter in place in eclipse when editing HBase code.
Procedure 18.1. Load the HBase Formatter Into Eclipse
Open the→ menu item.
In Preferences, click the→ → menu item.
hbase_eclipse_formatter.xml file, which is in
dev-support/ directory. Click
Still in Preferences, click→ . Be sure the following options are selected:
Perform the selected actions on save
Format source code
Format edited lines
Click. Close all dialog boxes and return to the main window.
In addition to the automatic formatting, make sure you follow the style guidelines explained in Section 126.96.36.199, “Code Formatting Conventions”
@author tags - that's a rule. Quality Javadoc comments
are appreciated. And include the Apache license.
If you cloned the project via git, download and install the Git plugin (EGit). Attach to your local git repo (via the Git Repositories window) and you'll be able to see file revision history, generate patches, etc.
The easiest way is to use the m2eclipse plugin for Eclipse. Eclipse Indigo or newer includes m2eclipse, or you can download it from http://www.eclipse.org/m2e//. It provides Maven integration for Eclipse, and even lets you use the direct Maven commands from within Eclipse to compile and test your project.
To import the project, click
locates all the hbase modules for you.
If you install m2eclipse and import HBase in your workspace, do the following to fix your eclipse Build Path.
Remove from your Build Path the exclusions on the
src/test/resources to avoid error message in
the console, such as the following:
Failed to execute goal org.apache.maven.plugins:maven-antrun-plugin:1.6:run (default) on project hbase: 'An Ant BuildException has occured: Replace: source file .../target/classes/hbase-default.xml doesn't exist
This will also reduce the eclipse build cycles and make your life easier when developing.
Instead of using
m2eclipse, you can generate the Eclipse files
from the command line.
First, run the following command, which builds HBase. You only need to do this once.
mvn clean install -DskipTests
Close Eclipse, and execute the following command from the terminal, in
your local HBase project directory, to generate new
Reopen Eclipse and import the
.project file in
the HBase directory to a workspace.
$M2_REPO classpath variable needs to be set up for the
project. This needs to be set to your local Maven repository, which is usually
If this classpath variable is not configured, you will see compile errors in Eclipse like this:
Description Resource Path Location Type The project cannot be built until build path errors are resolved hbase Unknown Java Problem Unbound classpath variable: 'M2_REPO/asm/asm/3.1/asm-3.1.jar' in project 'hbase' hbase Build path Build Path Problem Unbound classpath variable: 'M2_REPO/com/google/guava/guava/r09/guava-r09.jar' in project 'hbase' hbase Build path Build Path Problem Unbound classpath variable: 'M2_REPO/com/google/protobuf/protobuf-java/2.3.0/protobuf-java-2.3.0.jar' in project 'hbase' hbase Build path Build Path Problem Unbound classpath variable:
Eclipse will currently complain about
Bytes.java. It is
not possible to turn these errors off.
Description Resource Path Location Type Access restriction: The method arrayBaseOffset(Class) from the type Unsafe is not accessible due to restriction on required library /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Classes/classes.jar Bytes.java /hbase/src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/util line 1061 Java Problem Access restriction: The method arrayIndexScale(Class) from the type Unsafe is not accessible due to restriction on required library /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Classes/classes.jar Bytes.java /hbase/src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/util line 1064 Java Problem Access restriction: The method getLong(Object, long) from the type Unsafe is not accessible due to restriction on required library /System/Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/1.6.0.jdk/Contents/Classes/classes.jar Bytes.java /hbase/src/main/java/org/apache/hadoop/hbase/util line 1111 Java Problem
For additional information on setting up Eclipse for HBase development on Windows, see Michael Morello's blog on the topic.
You can set up IntelliJ IDEA for similar functinoality as Eclipse. Follow these steps.
Project Setup in IntelliJ IDEA
You do not need to select a profile. Be sure Maven project required is selected, and click .
Select the location for the JDK.
Using the HBase Formatter in IntelliJ IDEA. Using the Eclipse Code Formatter plugin for IntelliJ IDEA, you can import the HBase code formatter described in Section 188.8.131.52, “Code Formatting”.