We can import a maven project in IntelliJ IDEA by importing a collection of existing sources/ existing model options. Also, you can import the sources that come from Eclipse, Gradle, Maven, etc. In this example, I will show you to import a maven project created in Eclipse. However, you can follow the same steps to import from other tools as well.
Importing a Maven Project
We can perform the import using IntelliJ IDEA as importing from an external model/existing source. Follow the below steps to import an existing project.
File >> New >> Project from Existing Sources
If no project is currently open in IntelliJ IDEA, click on Import Project on the Welcome screen.
Welcome screen >> Import Project
Select the directory with existing source
Import project from the existing model.
Select the Maven tool.
Choose the Maven project pom.xml file.
Optionally, you can modify the project settings in the import window. You can select the option Import Maven projects automatically.
Using this option you can import automatically every time you make changes to your project POM file after the import.
Specify the project’s SDK and click Next.
Specify a name and the location of your project.
That’s it you are done with the project import. Note that the import process may take a while if the project that your are importing is large.