Ant + Clover using Eclipse Error

<project name="JunitTest" default="test" basedir=".">
	<!-- Setting Varibles -->
	<property name="bindir" location="bin" />
	<property name="srcdir" location="src" />
	<property name="verbose" value="false" />

	<!-- setting paths -->
	<path id="classpath.base" />
	<path id="classpath.test">
		<pathelement location="lib/junit-4.10.jar" />
		<pathelement location="${bindir}" />
		<pathelement location="${srcdir}" />
		<path refid="classpath.base" />
	<target name="clover.html">
	    <clover-html-report outdir="clover_html" title="Example"/>
	<!-- deleting up the class files in bin folder -->
	<target name="clean"  depends="clover.html">
		<delete verbose="${full-compile}">
			<fileset dir="${bindir}" includes="**/*.class" />

	<!-- conpiling everything in src to bin -->
	<target name="compile" depends="clean">
		<javac srcdir="${srcdir}" destdir="${bindir}" verbose="${verbose}">
			<classpath refid="classpath.test" />

	<!-- running te tests -->
	<target name="test" depends="compile">
			<classpath refid="classpath.test" />
			<formatter type="brief" usefile="false" />
			<test name="com.example.TestAll" />


I have the code pasted above in my ant build file. I heep getting the following error. (it seems like I am missing a license)

C:\eclipselocation\Example\build.xml:17: Could not find any valid decoders in [,] for license string <>

I am currently using a trial liscense. According to the documentation, using ant with eclipse shouldn not require an additional license, when I run the tests without the build file Clover works fine.

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Please download the Clover-for-Ant and add

&lt;taskdef resource="cloverlib.xml" classpath="/path/to/your/clover.jar"/&gt;

at the beginning of your build.xml file.

Optionally, if your license file is stored in a non-standard location, define the

&lt;property name="clover.license.path" value="/full/path/to/clover.license"/&gt;


See also the:


@Marek Parfianowicz I am facing same issue with maven.

Do you have your license key pasted in pom.xml in the <license> option? If yes, then did you keep newline characters? Did you encapsulate the key in a CDATA section?

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