Using Idea Ultimate 14.1.5.
I create an new project using Spring Initializr. During project creation I set the packaging to WAR, and I check Web on the dependencies screen. After the project is created, I select Run -> Edit Configurations... I then click + in the upper left to add a new configuration, and select Tomcat Server -> Local. I get the "Warning: No artifacts configured" message. I click the Fix button. The Project Structure dialog appears. I click Artifacts; but, there are no artifacts available. Shouldn't I see both exploded and unexploded WAR artifacts? I've tried creating a new "Web Application: Exploded"; but, when I run Tomcat, I get a message like: "$MY_PROJECT_PATH/out/artifacts/unnamed not found for the web module." I see no place to change the path this artifact points to.
How do I fix this?
This is extremely frustrating. I have had other time-consuming problems getting Tomcat working with Spring Boot/Tomcat applications in the recent past. This should just work.