Getting Started with Maven + Jaxb project


I am complete new to IntellijIdea and i am looking for some step-by-step process to set up a basic project.

My project depends on Maven + Jaxb classes so i need a Maven project so that when i compile this project, the JAXB Objects are generated by Maven plugins. Now i started like this

1. I created a blank project say MaJa project
2. Added Maven Module to it
3. Added following settings in POM.XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <project xmlns=""          xmlns:xsi=""          xsi:schemaLocation="">     <modelVersion>4.0.0</modelVersion>     <groupId>MaJa</groupId>     <artifactId>MaJa</artifactId>     <version>1.0</version>     <dependencies>         <dependency>             <groupId>javax.xml.bind</groupId>             <artifactId>jaxb-api</artifactId>         </dependency>         <dependency>             <groupId>com.sun.xml.bind</groupId>             <artifactId>jaxb-impl</artifactId>             <version>2.1</version>         </dependency>     </dependencies>     <build>         <plugins>             <plugin>                 <groupId>org.codehaus.mojo</groupId>                 <artifactId>jaxb2-maven-plugin</artifactId>                 <executions>                     <execution>                         <goals>                             <goal>xjc</goal>                         </goals>                     </execution>                 </executions>                 <configuration>                     <schemaDirectory>${basedir}/src/main/resource/api/MaJa</schemaDirectory>                     <packageName></packageName>                     <outputDirectory>${}</outputDirectory>                 </configuration>             </plugin>         </plugins>     </build> </project>

1. First of all, is it right settings ?

2. I tried clicking on Make/Compile 'MaJa' from Project > Right Click Menu and it didn't do anything.

I will be looking forward to yoru replies.
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Hello em,

About your pom.xml:

1.) You have to add version to 'javax.xml.bind:jaxb-api' dependency
2.) Looks like your have typo in '<schemaDirectory>' parameter, you type '${basedir}/src/main/resource/api/MaJa' instead of '${basedir}/src/main/resources/api/MaJa'
3.) Remove '<outputDirectory>' parameter. By default 'target/generated-sources/jaxb' directory used to store generated classes, it's more conveniently then 'target'

After creating/changing schema in ${basedir}/src/main/resources/api/MaJa you have to call "Generate Sources and Update Folders for All projects" action.


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