How to import a jar file in Eclipse

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May 15, 2018 in Java by Sushmita
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To import jar file in your Eclipse IDE, follow the steps given below.

  1. Right click on your project
  2. Select Build Path
  3. Click on Configure Build Path
  4. Click on Libraries and select Add External JARs
  5. Select the jar file from the required folder
  6. Click and Apply and Ok
answered May 15, 2018 by sharth
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when I Click on Libraries  it is disabled

You might not have selected either Modulepath or Classpath.

same problem with me
which one we should select module path or class path?


I would suggest, select classpath it will be helpful for you. A module path is a very new thing in Java 9.

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  1. Click on File > Import. The Import window will open.

  2. Under Select an import source, click on J2EE > App Client JAR file.

  3. Click Next.

  4. In the Application Client file field, enter the location and name of the application client JAR file that you want to import. You can click the Browse button to select the JAR file from the file system.

  5. In the Application Client project field, type a new project name or select an application client project from the drop-down list. If you type a new name in this field, the application client project will be created based on the version of the application client JAR file, and it will use the default location.

  6. In the Target runtime drop-down list, select the application server that you want to target for your development. This selection affects the run time settings by modifying the class path entries for the project.

  7. If you want to add the new module to an enterprise application project, select the Add project to an EAR check box and then select an existing enterprise application project from the list or create a new one by clicking New.

    Note: If you type a new enterprise application project name, the enterprise application project will be created in the default location with the lowest compatible J2EE version based on the version of the project being created. If you want to specify a different version or a different location for the enterprise application, you must use the New Enterprise Application Project wizard.

  8. Click Finish to import the application client JAR file.

answered Aug 23, 2018 by Daisy
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You can add a jar file in Eclipse by:
right-clicking on the Project → Build Path → Configure Build Path.
Under Libraries tab, click Add Jars or Add External JARs and give the Jar.

Simple as that.

answered Dec 10, 2018 by Nish
I’m unable to add external jar files as add external jar file option is disabled state.So please help me how to resolve and I selected use default JRE i.e latest jdk when creating a new project.
Have you selected a Modulepath or a Classpath?
Which one to select,Module path or class path??
Class path worked for me.
–1 vote

The best way is to add the jar to your project is as follows:

  1. Create a folder called lib in your project folder.

  2. copy all the jar files you need to this folder .

  3. Refresh your project in eclipse.

  4. Select all the jar files, then right click on one of them and select Build Path -> Add to Build Path

answered Dec 10, 2018 by Shuvodip
Does u mean, any where in the project or specifically in some location of the project?
Hey @Myzee you need to right click on your project's name and go to "build path" and then add the dependency jar files. You could probably refer to @Nabarupa's answer, it gives a pictorial description for your problem.
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This way you can add an external jar file to your project

answered Dec 10, 2018 by Nabarupa
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Eclipse -> Preferences -> Java -> Build Path -> User Libraries -> New(Name it) -> Add external Jars


answered Dec 10, 2018 by Timsberg
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Right click on your project and choose Build Path -> Add Library

Then configure the build path and you are good to go.

answered Dec 10, 2018 by Ritesh Kumar
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In eclipse

right click on your project

Click build path

Add external libraries

You are good to go.
answered Dec 10, 2018 by kaur harpreet
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right click in your mouse on the project and select properties in the bottom and select build in path in the left corner and add external jar file add click apply .that's it

answered Dec 10, 2018 by princy doshi
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Go to your project right click and select build path

then configure path and add your jar files in bin and you are good to go
answered Dec 10, 2018 by Hola77
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Hey Guys,

We just need to download the jars and include them in eclipse.

  1. Step 1: Go to the official website and click on the Download tab.
  2. Step 2: Click on the Download link to download the jars for selenium.
  3. Step 3: Extract the downloaded folder and we will get the folder like selenium-java-3.141.
answered Dec 9, 2020 by Gitika
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