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MaxCompute:Install MaxCompute Studio

Last Updated:Mar 20, 2024

You can install MaxCompute Studio online in IntelliJ IDEA by using the plug-in library or install MaxCompute Studio in IntelliJ IDEA by using local files. 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 that runs a Windows, macOS, or Linux operating system is prepared.

  • IntelliJ IDEA 2018.2.4 or later is installed on the client. Ultimate Edition and Community Edition of IntelliJ IDEA are supported. Community Edition is free of charge. PyCharm is installed on the client. PyCharm is an integrated development environment (IDE) used for programming in Python.

  • Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 1.8 is installed. The latest version of IntelliJ IDEA is bundled with JRE 1.8. If you are using 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.


    MaxCompute Studio 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:


The graphical user interface (GUI) of IntelliJ IDEA varies based on versions. You can follow the instructions displayed on the GUI of IntelliJ IDEA that you use to install MaxCompute Studio. In this example, a client that runs the Windows operating system is used to describe the installation procedure.

Install MaxCompute Studio online by using the plug-in library

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


In the latest version of IntelliJ IDEA, the MaxCompute Studio plug-in may not be found in the plug-in library. In this case, you can install MaxCompute Studio by using local files.

  1. In the top navigation bar, choose File > Settings.

  2. On the Settings page, click Plugins in the left-side navigation pane.

  3. In the Plugins dialog box, search for MaxCompute Studio.

  4. Find MaxCompute Studio and click Install.


  5. Restart IntelliJ IDEA to complete the installation.

Install MaxCompute Studio by using local files

You can download MaxCompute Studio to your on-premises machine and install it.

  1. Download the MaxCompute Studio plug-in package.

  2. In the top navigation bar of IntelliJ IDEA, choose File > Settings > Plugins.


  3. In the Plugins dialog box, click Install plugin from disk.


  4. In the Choose Plugin File dialog box, select the downloaded plug-in file and click OK.


  5. Go to the Plugins dialog box and click OK.


  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 to use the data and resources. For more information, see Manage project connections.