The JAX-WS and JAX-RS web service tools in a Maven project show compilation errors when a JAX-WS client is generated

Technote (troubleshooting)


The Test Client Sample JSP files have compilation errors after generating a JAX-WS client in a Maven project.


The Problems or Markers view display compilation errors from the test client of the sample JSP files.


The gstcutils.jar and webserviceutils.jar files that are typically present in a web project, are not available in the Maven project.

Here are examples of packages that generate unresolved errors from the JSP files:**

Resolving the problem

Extensive manual setup is required to use the Web services tools with Maven projects.

A workaround is to generate a JAX-WS client with the Test Sample JSP in a web project and then add the JAR files to the Maven project.

To create the JSP files:

  1. Start the Web Service Client wizard from a service.
  2. Set the slider to Test client.
  3. On the Web Service Client Test page of the wizard, select JAX-WS JSPs as the test facility. Click Finish to complete the wizard.

Add the resulting two JAR files, gstcutils.jar and webserviceutils.jar, from the WEB-INF/lib folder to the classpath of the Maven project (right-click the project, select Properties, and change the build path.)

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Document information

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Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software
Web Services Development

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