It is desirable to have the Data Tools Platform available when using Eclipse Neon for the development of software. Make sure the Data Tools Platform is loaded and activated in Eclipse Neon. If the Data Tools Platform is not available use the standard Install New Software process to make it active.
To begin the Eclipse Neon installation process click on the Help option followed by the Install New Software Option.
Select All Available Sites when the dialog appears. Traverse to the Database Development option and select it.
There may be a few prompts but simply select the defaults and the Data Tools Platform will be installed. When prompted that Eclipse must be restarted before the updates will be applied select the Yes option and Eclipse will restart with the newly installed features available.
Mr. Arch Brooks, Software Engineer, Brooks Computing Systems, LLC authored this article.