Adding projects to repositories

To add an Eclipse project to the repository, use the Share Project wizard to add it to Engineering Workflow Management source control.

Before you begin

If your project is already connected to another repository, or you copied the project into your sandbox, you must disconnect the project before sharing it. Right-click the project; then click Team > Disconnect.

About this task

If there is a project in your Eclipse workspace that you want to add to Engineering Workflow Management source control, use the Share Project wizard to create a repository workspace and add the project to it. This wizard copies the project files to the repository and links the Eclipse workspace with the repository workspace so that you can back up your work by checking in changes that you make.

If you are already a member of a team and want to share a project in your Eclipse workspace with the team, see Sharing Eclipse projects with your team.


  1. Specify a text file encoding for the project. In the Eclipse Navigator view (or any Eclipse view that supports Team operations) right-click the project and click Properties. On the Resource property page, select ISO-8859-1 (or another encoding that is appropriate for the character set and platforms for which the project will be developed). For more information, see the Eclipse help for workspace preferences.
  2. Right-click the project and click Team > Share Project.
  3. In the Share Project window, select Jazz Source Control as the repository type and click Next.
  4. If you are not already connected to the repository in which you want to share the project, select a repository to use and click Login. To create a repository connection, choose New from the list of repository connections.
  5. Specify the repository workspace to use.
    • If you have an existing repository workspace and component in which you want to place the project, leave Select a component in an existing repository workspace selected, expand the workspace, and select a component. To place the project in a new component in an existing repository workspace, select the workspace, and click New Component. Enter a name for the new component, click OK, and select the new component in the list. Click Next.
    • If you have not created a repository workspace, or you want to create one, select Create a new repository workspace named, enter a name for the workspace, and click Next. Since you do not need to share the project with anyone else in this case, select Just back up my work. Don't flow changes to a stream yet and click Next.
  6. If your project contains any file types or folders that are ignored by Eclipse, the wizard prompts you to review them. For more information, see Selecting resources to exclude from Engineering Workflow Management source control.
  7. Click Finish.


The Eclipse project is added to a component in a repository workspace. Changes that you make in the project are copied to the repository workspace when you check them in.

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