Tag: include Parent: configurations

[since 1.3]

Include configurations specified in another file.

The included file should have a configurations tag as root tag, which follow the same specification as the configurations tag of the Ivy file.

This means that it can contain conf declarations, other file inclusions, and have attributes controlling conf mapping.

When delivering an Ivy file with such an inclusion, the included descriptor file is inlined, i.e. Ivy removes the dependency on the external file.

[since 2.5] Attributes inherited through included file are set on dependencies element due to the way module descriptor updater works currently.


Attribute Description Required


the file to include



<ivy-module version="1.0">
  <info organisation="myorg"
    <include file="path/to/included-configurations.xml"/>
    <conf name="conf3"/>
    <dependency name="mymodule1" rev="1.0"/>
    <dependency name="mymodule2" rev="2.0" conf="conf2,conf3->*"/>

with included-configurations.xml like this:

<configurations defaultconfmapping="*->@">
  <conf name="conf1" visibility="public"/>
  <conf name="conf2" visibility="private"/>

Defines 3 configurations, conf1, conf2 and conf3. mymodule1 is required in each configuration, with for each the same configuration (conf1 is needed in conf1, conf2 in conf2, and conf3 in conf3) due to the defaultconfmapping defined in the included file.