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This type of transformation allows you to configure the options and parameters of an Ant build script.

An Ant transformation scenario is usually associated with an Ant build script. Oxygen XML Author Eclipse plugin runs an Ant transformation scenario as an external process that executes the Ant build script with the built-in Ant distribution (Apache Ant version 1.9.8) that is included with the application, or optionally with a custom Ant distribution configured in the scenario.
Tip: Certain Ant tasks require additional JAR libraries (for example, Ant mail tasks). The additional libraries can be added by editing the Ant transformation scenario, and in the Output tab, click the Libraries button in the bottom right corner. This opens a dialog box where you can add JAR libraries. For a list of library dependencies, see https://ant.apache.org/manual/install.html#librarydependencies.
To create an Ant transformation scenario, use one of the following methods:
  • Use the Configure Transformation Scenario(s) (Alt + Shift + T, C (Command + Alt + T, C on OS X)) action from the toolbar or the XML menu. Then click the New button and select ANT transformation.
  • Go to Window > Show View and select Transformation Scenarios to display this view. Click the New Scenario drop-down menu button and select ANT transformation.

Both methods open the transformation configuration dialog box.

The upper part of the dialog box allows you to specify the Name of the transformation scenario.

The lower part of the dialog box contains several tabs that allow you to configure the options that control the transformation.