Create a Squash TF Project using a command line

You can create the Squash TF project with a maven command-line, then import it into your preferred IDE.

Open a shell window at the location where you want your project created and execute the following command line :

mvn archetype:generate -DarchetypeGroupId=org.squashtest.ta -DarchetypeArtifactId=squash-ta-project-archetype -DarchetypeVersion={SKF version} -DarchetypeRepository=

Note : Do not forget to replace the {SKF version} with the last version of the Squash Keyword Framework. You can check it on our website

  • At the prompt, enter the desired groupId (in our example, org.squashtest.tutorial).
  • Next, enter the desired artifactId (here, my.squash.ta.project).
  • Next, enter the version (here, 1.0).
  • Skip the next, irrelevant, prompt about java packages and you can check the parameters and confirm them with y if it’s OK.

After the execution of the archetype, you should have the following :


Now, you can close the shell window and import the project into your IDE (Eclipse in the following example) :

  • Select menu File > Import…, then Maven > Existing Maven Projects. Click on Browse and go to the newly created project directory (in our example C:\Workspace\ :

  • Click on OK, then Finish to complete the project import operation :

  • The newly created Test project now appears in the TA Navigator :