Unable add facets project AnnotationWebService CXF 2-x Web Services

Unable add facets project AnnotationWebService CXF 2-x Web Services

Unable to add the follwing facets to project AnnotationWebService: CXF 2.x Web Services.

If you are getting below exception while creating annotation based web service using apache CXF:

Unable to add the follwing facets to project AnnotationWebService: CXF 2.x Web Services.
    org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core.FacetedProjectFrameworkException: Failed while installing CXF 2.x Web Services 1.0.
    at org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core.internal.FacetedProject.callDelegate(FacetedProject.java:1507)
    at org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core.internal.FacetedProject.modifyInternal(FacetedProject.java:441)
    at org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core.internal.FacetedProject.mergeChangesInternal(FacetedProject.java:1181)
    at org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core.internal.FacetedProject.access$2(FacetedProject.java:1117)
    at org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core.internal.FacetedProject$1.run(FacetedProject.java:324)
    at org.eclipse.core.internal.resources.Workspace.run(Workspace.java:2345)
    at org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core.internal.FacetedProject.modify(FacetedProject.java:339)
    at org.eclipse.jst.ws.internal.consumption.ui.common.FacetOperationDelegate$1.run(FacetOperationDelegate.java:62)
    at org.eclipse.jface.operation.ModalContext$ModalContextThread.run(ModalContext.java:121)
    Caused by: org.eclipse.core.runtime.CoreException: CXF Runtime location not set. Please set location in Preferences > Web Services > CXf 2.x Preferences
    at org.eclipse.jst.ws.internal.cxf.facet.CXFFacetInstallDelegate.execute(CXFFacetInstallDelegate.java:50)
    at org.eclipse.wst.common.project.facet.core.internal.FacetedProject.callDelegate(FacetedProject.java:1477)
    ... 8 more

 

Answer: This exception happens if you didn’t add CXF run time environment and creating web service. Please follow below steps to add CXF run time environment:

  • Go to Apache CXF http://cxf.apache.org/download.html site and download binary distribution apache-cxf-3.0.0-milestone2.zip or latest version
  • Unzip it to any folder of your choice
  • In eclipse click Window –> Preferences

Unable add facets project AnnotationWebService CXF 2-x Web Services

  • On Preferences window click Web Services –> CXF 2.x Preferences –> Select CXF Runtime — Click Add

Unable add facets project AnnotationWebService CXF 2-x Web Services

 

  • Add CXF Runtime window browse to select recently downloaded CXF home –> Click Finish

Unable add facets project AnnotationWebService CXF 2-x Web Services

 

  • Select run time click apply –> OK

Unable add facets project AnnotationWebService CXF 2-x Web Services

 

This should resolve issue Unable add facets project AnnotationWebService CXF 2-x Web Services

2 thoughts on “Unable add facets project AnnotationWebService CXF 2-x Web Services

  1. Wanted to thank you for posting this. It was my first time using the CXF to develop WS and I was getting the error but was able to resolve it using your post.

    Thanks!
    Morgan

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