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    Question java Tomcat

    Hi all,
    I am trying to create an android app that connects to a server and gets some data,
    I have a simple android client and a server in Java. I have been working on it localy, on my own pc using and android emulator.
    Now i would like to get it on line, so ppl can start testing it. The problem is how to set my server online.
    after 2 days of pocking around, i realised that i need a war file. So i installed Ant and Tomcat on Eclipse.
    I created the build.xml for ant, and I think i properly created a jar file when i run ant.
    My problem is that i cant get it to WAR. From what i have read, i need a war to get tomcat properly up and running, but when i try to export the project from eclipse to WAR it doesnt give me the option to choose my project.

    Any help?
    Thanks in advance, ilias


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    Default Re: java Tomcat

    Does eclipse know that your project is a web application? In other words, when you created the project, did you create is as a web application or something else?

    You either need to create it as a web application, or use something like ant or maven to do the building for you.
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    I didnt create a web application. just a normal java project. But as i mentioned, i used ant, so that should do it, right?

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    That depends. Do you have an ant task that creates a .war file?
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    Hmmm, i am not sure. I do have ant, but it created a jar not a war file.
    Is ant task something different than just ant?

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    Ant tasks tell ant what to do. How are you using ant without a task? You probably have a "jar task", when you really need a "war task". Recommended reading: https://ant.apache.org/manual/Tasks/war.html

    Or you could just set eclipse up to create a way by creating a web application project instead of a Java project. Up to you.
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