TIBCO BW6 Business Studio How to Create Archive (EAR)

By | February 6, 2019

In one of my previous tutorials, I explained step by step how to develop a REST web service in TIBCO BW6. This tutorial is a continuation to the same and you will learn how to Create EAR in TIBCO BW 6 from your project in business studio which can be later deployed in a domain.

What is an EAR

EAR (Enterprise Archive) is a deployment artifact which bundles all the required resources together so that It can be deployed into the run-time environment. An EAR is the only outcome from the development team that operations team requires in order to deploy the developed solutions and make them available for the intended users.

Once a solution has been packaged into an EAR, It can be deployed into the Application domain using TIBCO Enterprise Administrator, Admin Utility or directly from Business Studio.

How to Create EAR in TIBCO BW 6 Business Studio

There are two ways that can be used to create EAR file for a project in Business Studio once you have finished the development part and have tested your solution and you feel it is good to go with packaging and deployment in your run-time environments.

The first method to create EAR is to Right Click on the Application and choose Create Enterprise Archive (EAR). As you can see in below screenshot, I am creating EAR for the REST web service application that I developed as part of BW6 REST web service tutorial.

A new window will open asking you to choose the folder where EAR should be saved and also an option to choose default name for ear or making any naming changes. You can also choose between exporting EAR without profile or with profile.

Second method to create EAR from BW6 Business Studio is by going to File Explorer Tab and choose Open Directory to Browse and select the directory in your file system where you want to place the EAR file. Once directory is selected, just drag your application from Project Explorer to this directory under File Explorer tab and you will the EAR created under this directory as you can see below, EAR for our TutorialsPediaRESTTutorial has been created in the selected directory.


In another tutorial, I will explain how to deploy EAR in BW6 domain from Business Studio directly or using TIBCO Enterprise Administrator.

Ajmal Abbasi

Ajmal Hussain Abbasi is Integration Consultant By Profession with 13+ years experience in Integration domain mainly with TIBCO products. He has extensive practical knowledge of TIBCO Business Works, TIBCO Cloud, TIBCO Flogo, TIBCO Mashery, TIBCO Spotfire, EMS and TIBCO ActiveSpaces. He has worked on a number of highly critical integration projects in various sectors by using his skills in TIBCO Flogo, TIBCO API Management (Mashery), TCI, Tibco Designer, TIBCO Business Studio, Adapters, TIBCO EMS, RV, Administrator, TIBCO BE, TIBCO ActiveSpaces etc. Ajmal Abbasi has experience with MuleSoft ESB as well. Ajmal Abbasi is also experienced in the area of API Management particularly with WSO2 API management platforms. Ajmal Abbasi is also experienced in developing solutions using Core Java and J2EE Technologies. You can contact Ajmal Abbasi for Consultancy, Technical Assistance and Technical Discussions.

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2 thoughts on “TIBCO BW6 Business Studio How to Create Archive (EAR)

  1. shekar

    Hi Ajmal Abbasi,
    I need help for below issue.
    ——>How to import ear file on tibco BW6 studio?


  2. kiran

    HI Ajma,

    Thanks for this above information but in these days everything deployment should be automated and through some tools deploying .If you have any such deployment other than manual please provide us the steps why because in every interview they are asking about pipeline deployment of some script deployments manual deployments they are not encouraging now.In BWCE through Docker image we can create and deploy in Kubernettes .
    In BW6 what tools are using for deploying the ear in TEA wihtout manual deployments .
    Through command prompt also they are not encouring ,Hope you understand our help like Jenkins .


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