JPA Maven Plugin

The JPA Maven Plugin helps make it easier to build JPA artifacts and to test JPA projects.

Goals Overview

  • jpa:list-entity-classnames Generates a .properties file containing properties whose values are lists of discovered JPA entities, ID classes and mapped superclasses. The .properties file is suitable for later Maven filtering.


General instructions on how to use the Plugin Name can be found on the usage page. Some more specific use cases are described in the examples given below.

If you feel like the plugin is missing a feature or has a defect, you can fill out a feature request or bug report in our issue tracker. When creating a new issue, please provide a comprehensive description of your concern. Especially for fixing bugs it is crucial that the developers can reproduce your problem. For this reason, entire debug logs, POMs or most preferably little demo projects attached to the issue are very much appreciated. Of course, patches are welcome, too. Contributors can check out the project from our source repository and will find supplementary information in the guide to helping with Maven.


To provide you with better understanding of some usages of the JPA Maven Plugin, you can take a look into the following examples: