Gradle plugin that integrates jOOQ.
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Latest commit 008a54e Dec 30, 2016 @etiennestuder committed on GitHub Merge pull request #33 from lukaseder/patch-6
Upgrade XSD link to version 3.9.0



Gradle plugin that integrates jOOQ. For each jOOQ configuration declared in the build, the plugin adds a task to generate the jOOQ Java sources from a given database schema and includes the generated sources in the specified source set. Multiple configurations are supported. The code generation tasks fully participate in the Gradle uptodate checks. The plugin can be applied on both Java projects and Android projects.

You can find out more details about the actual jOOQ source code generation in the jOOQ documentation.

The plugin is hosted on the Gradle Plugin portal.

Applying the plugin

You can apply the plugin using the plugins DSL

plugins {
    id 'nu.studer.jooq' version '2.0.2'

Or using the buildscript block

buildscript {
  repositories {
    maven {
      url ''
  dependencies {
    classpath 'nu.studer:gradle-jooq-plugin:2.0.2'

apply plugin: 'nu.studer.jooq'

Defining your database drivers

Depending on which database you are connecting to, you need to put the corresponding driver on the generator's classpath.

dependencies {
    jooqRuntime 'postgresql:postgresql:9.1-901.jdbc4'

Specifying the jOOQ version and edition

This plugin supports existing and future jOOQ versions. It also supports the different editions like open source, pro, and trial.

jooq {
  version = '3.9.0' // the default (can be omitted)
  edition = 'OSS'   // the default (can be omitted), other allowed values are PRO, PRO_JAVA_6, and TRIAL

The plugin ensures that all your dependencies use the version and edition specified in the jooq configuration. So when you declare a compile dependency on jOOQ, you can omit the version:

dependencies {
  compile 'org.jooq:jooq'


For each jOOQ configuration declared in the build, the plugin adds a new generate[ConfigurationName]JooqSchemaSource task to your project. Each task generates the jOOQ Java sources from the configured database schema and includes these sources in the specified source set. For example, a jOOQ configuration named sample will cause the plugin to add a new code generation task generateSampleJooqSchemaSource to the project.

gradle generateSampleJooqSchemaSource

The code generation tasks are automatically configured as dependencies of the corresponding source compilation tasks provided by the JavaBasePlugin plugin. Hence, running a build that eventually needs to compile sources will first trigger the required jOOQ code generation tasks.

To see the log output of the jOOQ code generation tool, run the Gradle build with log level info:

gradle build -i


The example below shows a jOOQ configuration that creates the jOOQ Java sources from a PostgreSQL database schema and includes them in the main source set.

By default, the generated sources are written to build/generated-src/jooq/<configurationName>. The output directory can be configured by explicitly setting the directory attribute of the target configuration.

See the jOOQ XSD for the full set of configuration options.

jooq {
   version = '3.9.0'
   edition = 'OSS'
   sample(sourceSets.main) {
       jdbc {
           driver = 'org.postgresql.Driver'
           url = 'jdbc:postgresql://localhost:5432/sample'
           user = 'some_user'
           password = 'secret'
           properties {
               property {
                   key = 'ssl'
                   value = 'true'
       generator {
           name = 'org.jooq.util.DefaultGenerator'
           strategy {
               name = 'org.jooq.util.DefaultGeneratorStrategy'
               // ...
           database {
               name = 'org.jooq.util.postgres.PostgresDatabase'
               inputSchema = 'public'
               // ...
           generate {
               relations = true
               deprecated = false
               records = true
               immutablePojos = true
               fluentSetters = true
               // ...
           target {
               packageName = 'nu.studer.sample'
               // directory = ...


  • 2.0.2 - Configuration of call-backs for code generation java execution process
  • 2.0.1 - Bug fixes
  • 2.0.0 - jOOQ version used for the code generation is independent from the jOOQ version used by the gradle-jooq plugin
  • 1.0.6 - Upgrade to jOOQ 3.6.2



This plugin is available under the Apache License, Version 2.0.

(c) by Etienne Studer