Where’s My ATG Plug-in For Eclipse?

By | December 11, 2013

Of course, I’m not talking about the movie “Dude, Where’s my car?”.

Having seen tons of posts in several forms on Google & Oracle community regarding the ATG plug-in for Eclipse, thought of writing this post for everyone’s benefit.

First time when I installed the ATG platform and when wondering about where to write the code, Eclipse was the 1st thought that came to mind. So, start Eclipse and then what? Do I have to get things in shape myself. So, by word of mouth I came to know about the ATG plug-in for Eclipse and the Hunt for Red October begins.

Any search starts and most of he time ends with Google. So, started looking around using various keywords on Google and finally found one on sourceforge.net. But for some reasons couldn’t make that work, got some help from one of my colleagues who had done it the hard way, since the time www.atg.com went down (after Oracle bought it). So, maybe it was like a charm for the 7.0 or 9.0 guys who have been working on ATG for a while.

Once the 10.x.x was released, the last of the hopes also went down, suddenly there was no file found by the name, atgeclipse.x.x.zip and didnt know where to look for. Also, didnt know if that was good enough for the new ATG version.

Most typical answers that we received was ask your Admin. Earlier the plugin was available by pointing your Eclipse update manager to http://www.atg.com/eclipse. But now what can I do?

So, cutting the story short – The Eclipse development tools are included in the Oracle ATG Web Commerce installation directory in the following file

<ATGDIR>\Eclipse\ATGUpdateSite.jar

To install the Oracle ATG Web Commerce development tools for Eclipse:

  1. Install the Eclipse IDE for Java EE Developers. If you have already installed the IDE, uninstall any previous versions of the Oracle ATG Web Development Tools.
  2. In the Eclipse IDE, choose Help > Install New Software.
  3. In the Install dialog, click the Add button next to the Work with text box.
  4. In the Add Repository dialog, click the Archive button.
  5. Navigate to the /Eclipse/ATGUpdateSite.jar file in the Repository Archive window. Click the Open button.
  6. Click OK in the Add Repository dialog.
  7. Select the checkbox next to Oracle ATG Web Development Tools in the Install dialog. Click Next, accept the license agreement, and click Finish to complete the installation. Restart Eclipse when you are prompted to.
  8. After Eclipse restarts, choose Window > Preferences. Enter ATG in the search text field and choose ATG Preferences.
  9. Browse to select your Oracle ATG Web Commerce installation directory and click Apply. Restart Eclipse when you are prompted to.

Hope this will save the chase for 1st timers and migrators.

 

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