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How to generate missing web xml file using eclipse and manually

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Let us learn how to generate missing web xml files using eclipse. So please read this article till the end to solve and understand this problem. 

We have also created one YouTube video to make it easy for our readers.You can find a YouTube video link in the middle of this article.

Let us generate missing web xml file using eclipse helping options

Generating a missing web.xml file is a very easy thing to do. There are 2 ways to do so. One is using Eclipse IDE and another way is to do it by manually creating a web.xml file.

Let us see both the options one by one.

Generate missing web.xml file using eclipse and manual method
Generate missing web.xml file using eclipse and manual method

Generate missing web.xml using Eclipse

It is very easy to generate missing web.xml files using Eclipse IDE. You need to select your dynamic web project and follow the below given instruction.

Once you have selected the dynamic project, please do this further.

Select your dynamic web project –> Right Click –> Java EE Tools –> Generate Deployment Descriptor Stub.

Once you follow this accurately you will see a web.xml file inside WEB-INF folder.

In case you are not able to see Java EE Tools, you can go to project facets and check the Dynamic project. Afterwards refresh the project and again try the above mentioned method. 

Generate missing web.xml manually

In this method you need to create a web.xml file manually. You can create a web.xml file inside the WEB-INF file. Once the web.xml file is created, copy the below given code inside it and save.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<web-app xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee" xmlns:web="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_2_5.xsd" xsi:schemaLocation="http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee http://java.sun.com/xml/ns/javaee/web-app_3_0.xsd" id="WebApp_ID" version="3.0">
    <display-name>Application Name </display-name>

That’s it.

How to avoid missing web xml file

It happens when you directly say finish while creating a web project. In fact, you should click on all the next options. 

Basically make sure you checked Generate web.xml, without fail.

Above all, make sure in your project facets settings the dynamic project is checked.

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Finally, we hope your problem is resolved. Thanks for reading this article. In case you need further assistance, please feel free to post your comments.

Moreover, You can read our detailed article on JSP dynamic web project using Eclipse and Tomcat server.

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