When used in a WebSphere® Portlet Factory project, the Eclipse build operation performs multiple actions.
- Converts source files into executable files
For example, compiling Java sources into class files and copying property files from source directories to class directories.
- Copies files and creates WARs
For example, to an output location on the application server or to a WAR file.
WebSphere Portlet Factory Designer works best if the automatic build setting is enabled (Build automatically
). Although this setting is enabled by default, sometimes a developer disables it if there are other active projects in the workspace that have large numbers of sources or otherwise take a long time to build.
If it is necessary to run with this setting disabled, a manual build might be necessary in the following circumstances.
Parent topic: Creating an IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory project