Class ImportTask


public class ImportTask
extends Task

Task to import another build file into the current project.

It must be 'top level'. On execution it will read another Ant file into the same Project.

Important: we have not finalized how relative file references will be resolved in deep/complex build hierarchies -such as what happens when an imported file imports another file. Use absolute references for enhanced build file stability, especially in the imported files. Examples

 <import file="../common-targets.xml" />
Import targets from a file in a parent directory.

 <import file="${deploy-platform}.xml" />
Import the project defined by the property deploy-platform


Field Summary
Fields inherited from class
description, location, target, taskName, taskType, wrapper
Fields inherited from class
Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 void execute()
          This relies on the task order model.
 void setFile(java.lang.String file)
          the name of the file to import.
 void setOptional(boolean optional)
          sets the optional attribute
Methods inherited from class
getDescription, getLocation, getOwningTarget, getRuntimeConfigurableWrapper, getTaskName, getTaskType, getWrapper, handleErrorFlush, handleErrorOutput, handleFlush, handleInput, handleOutput, init, isInvalid, log, log, maybeConfigure, perform, reconfigure, setDescription, setLocation, setOwningTarget, setRuntimeConfigurableWrapper, setTaskName, setTaskType
Methods inherited from class
getProject, setProject
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public ImportTask()
Method Detail


public void setOptional(boolean optional)
sets the optional attribute

optional - if true ignore files that are not present, default is false


public void setFile(java.lang.String file)
the name of the file to import. How relative paths are resolved is still in flux: use absolute paths for safety.

file - the name of the file


public void execute()
This relies on the task order model.

execute in class Task

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