Installing Enterprise Developer into other instances of Eclipse

Enterprise Developer ships with Eclipse 4.4.2. After installing Enterprise Developer, you can then also install it in other instances of Eclipse available on the same machine. The supported versions of Eclipse are 4.2, 4.3, 4.4 and 4.5, only for the 32-bit Eclipse.

Restriction: If you are installing into Eclipse 4.5, you must use the Java EE developer version and also have the Eclipse Target Management plugin installed. See Software requirements for instructions on how to install the plugin.
Note: Enterprise Developer does not support the 64-bit Eclipse. You can, however, use the 32-bit Eclipse to create both 32-bit and 64-bit applications.

To assist you with automatically installing the Micro Focus plug-ins into other instances of Eclipse, Enterprise Developer provides an installation utility, installeclipseplugins.bat available in the %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer\installer folder.

To install Enterprise Developer into another instance of Eclipse:

  1. Start an Enterprise Developer command prompt.
  2. At the command prompt, navigate to the location of the install utility: %ProgramFiles(x86)%\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer\installer.
  3. Run the install utility from the command prompt using the following syntax:
    installeclipseplugins -eclipse <EclipseInstallDir> -version <version> [-cobdir <InstallDir>] [-nosplash]


    • EclipseInstallDir - full path to the installation directory of the instance of Eclipse you are installing into.
    • version - version number of the instance of Eclipse that you are installing into. The valid version numbers are 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, and 4.5 and these also cover minor version numbers such as 4.3.1, 4.3.2 and 4.4.1.
    • InstallDir - optional. The full path to the installation directory of Enterprise Developer. If this is not specified, the COBDIR environment variable is used.
    • -nosplash - optional. If set, the installation will not replace the existing splash screen. A non-default Eclipse splash screen will not be replaced, regardless of this setting.
    Note: The default COBDIR location, in Windows environments, C:\Program Files (x86)\Micro Focus\Enterprise Developer\bin. Alternatively, the COBDIR can be specified on the command line.

    Running the utility installs the Enterprise Developer plug-ins into the specified version of Eclipse and copies the Enterprise Developer UpdateSite folders into EclipseInstallDir\eclipse\dropins.

    For example, to install Enterprise Developer into an instance of Eclipse 4.3 available in the c:\eclipse folder, run the install utility with the following parameters:
    installeclipseplugins -eclipse c:\eclipse -version 4.3 -nosplash