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Using Eclipse for SOLR development

Follow the below steps to change or add features to SOLR using Eclipse IDE

1. Download desired version of SOLR at https://lucene.apache.org/solr/ with source. File name might look like solr-4.7.0-src.tgz
2. Extract it to folder using 7-zip if windows. Easy to extract in Mac or Unix systems
3. In terminal/cmd go to solr directory (/extract_location/solr-4.7.0)
4. Run "ant eclipse" command to create an eclipse project



5. In Eclipse use File > Import and select General > Existing Projects into Workspace

6. Select root directory as solr extracted diretory (extraction_location/solr-4.7.0)  or Browse to the /extracted_location/solr
7. Under Projects you can see solr-4.7.0 checked. Hit Finish


To build and run, read the article below

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