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Building EAR-file with ant


As NetWeaver Developer Studio does not support different targets for building an application archive, I’m trying to use ant to do the work. But of course ant does not provide a SAP_MANIFEST.MF file.

Is there any command line tool available that creates the missing file? Or do I have to write my own ant task and guess what should be included in the file?

As the developer studio creates the file, there must be something on my disk that knows how to build that file automatically. Maybe this can be used within ant?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Best regards,


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  • Posted on Jan 18, 2005 at 05:01 PM

    Hi Frank,

    the thing that builds EAR's for Web AS is Ant. However, those Ant files are not documented and I have no clue where to find them. But nobody prevents you from using the SAP projexcts, add you own Ant files and run them to deploy on different targets.

    BTW: what is your reason to deploy to different targets? I guess it's different products? Hopefully you don't think to serve a cluster that way, as this is done by WebAS itself...



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      Can you give me a high level view and steps necessary of to and how to modify the standard SAP ISA. I have installed Netweaver Studio, j2ee engine 6.30 local server on xp. I have downloaded the build tool.

      Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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    Posted on May 04, 2005 at 07:02 PM

    You can use the Task.

    this is exactly for these purposes.

    Greetings Ulf

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