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IntelliJ provides multiple ways to create configuration. This chapter discusses the options to create temporary, permanent configuration. It also discusses method to share configuration among other users.

Create Temporary Configuration

Temporary configuration is created when you run or debug Java class or test case. Consider the following steps to understand how this works −

  • Create a Java class.
  • Right-click on it and select the Run option.
  • After the first Run, temporary configuration is added to the run menu.
Temporary Configuration

Create Permanent Configuration

Temporary configuration can be converted to permanent configuration by saving it with IntelliJ. To save configuration, click on the Save Configuration option from the Run menu −

Permanent Configuration

You can also modify the existing configuration by editing it.

Create New Configuration

In this section, we will understand how to create new configuration. Follow these steps to create new configuration −

  • Navigate to the Run → Edit Configuration.

  • Click on the Plus button to add new configuration.

  • Select Application from the dropdown list.

New Configuration
  • It will create un-named configuration.

  • Configure it according to your requirements and click on the OK button.

  • This saved configuration will be accessible from the Run menu along with other configurations.

Sharing the Configuration

Follow these steps to share configuration with others −

  • Navigate to the Run → Edit Configuration.

  • Select configuration from the left pane and click on the Share checkbox.

  • It will store configuration on disk.

If directory based format is used, it will save configuration in separate file under runConfiguration folder. Otherwise, it will store configuration in the .ipr file.

Share Configuration

Run Configuration

To run project with specific configuration −

  • Select configuration from the Run menu.

  • Run the project as shown in the following screenshot −

Run Configuration

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