This topic describes how to install MaxCompute Studio in IntelliJ IDEA.


The environment in which you want to install MaxCompute Studio must meet the following requirements:
  • The client runs a Windows, macOS, or Linux operating system.
  • IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2.4 or later is installed on the client. The Ultimate, PyCharm, and free Community editions are supported.
  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8 is installed. The latest version of IntelliJ IDEA is bundled with JRE 1.8. If you use IntelliJ IDEA of the latest version, you do not need to separately install JRE 1.8
  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8 is installed.JDK 1.8 is required only if you want to develop and debug user-defined functions (UDFs) in Java.
    Note MaxCompute Studio version 0.28.0 and later support JDK 1.9. The earlier versions of MaxCompute Studio support only JDK 1.8.

Background information

MaxCompute Studio is a plug-in of IntelliJ IDEA. You can use one of the following methods to install MaxCompute Studio:
Note The graphical user interface of IntelliJ IDEA varies based on versions. The graphical user interface of IntelliJ IDEA that you use to install MaxCompute Studio prevails.

Online installation

MaxCompute Studio is available to all Internet users. You can install it by using the official IntelliJ IDEA plug-in library.

  1. In the top navigation bar, choose File > Settings
  2. In the left-side navigation pane of the Settings dialog box, click Plugins.
  3. In the Plugins dialog box, search for MaxCompute Studio in the search box.
  4. Find MaxCompute Studio and click Install.
  5. After you confirm the installation, restart IntelliJ IDEA to complete the plug-in installation.

Install MaxCompute Studio by using local files

You can download MaxCompute Studio to your computer and install it.

  1. Download the MaxCompute Studio plug-in package.
  2. In the top navigation bar of IntelliJ IDEA, choose File > Settings > Plugins. In the left-side navigation pane of the Settings dialog box, click Plugins.
  3. In the Plugins dialog box, click Install plugin from disk.
    Install from local files
  4. In the Choose Plugin File dialog box, select the downloaded plug-in package and click OK.
    Choose Plugin File
  5. Go to the Plugins dialog box and click OK.
    Start to install MaxCompute Studio
  6. After the installation is complete, click Restart in the message that prompts you to restart IntelliJ IDEA.

What to do next

After MaxCompute Studio is installed, you must configure connections to MaxCompute projects before you can use the data and resources of MaxCompute. For more information, see Manage project connections.