How to develop a Custom Keywords Plugin

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I’m getting the following error when packaging my custom keywords (I’m new with Gradle):

~/test-projects/ $ gradle katalonPluginPackage
Starting a Gradle Daemon (subsequent builds will be faster)

FAILURE: Build failed with an exception.

  • Where:
    Build file ‘/home/pentaho6/test-projects/’ line: 1

  • What went wrong:
    A problem occurred evaluating root project ‘’.

Could not find method plugins() for arguments [build_6tdk8u13k3f1rr6ysushd0pq$_run_closure1@204a1f6e] on root project ‘’ of type org.gradle.api.Project.

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My build.gradle file has this content (almost identical to the one in documentation):

plugins {
id ‘java’
id ‘groovy’
id ‘com.github.johnrengelman.shadow’ version ‘4.0.4’
id “com.katalon.gradle-plugin” version “0.0.6”

repositories {

sourceSets {
main {
groovy {
srcDirs = [‘Keywords’, ‘Include/scripts/groovy’]
srcDir ‘Libs’

shadowJar {
exclude ‘Temp*.class’

katalon {
dependencyPrefix = “com.katalon”
minimize = false

groovydoc {

source = ‘Keywords/com/runmyprocess’
docTitle = ‘RunMyProcess Custom Keywords’

And my katalon-plugin.json has this content:

“keywords”: [

Ok, I’ve fixed it: edit the file build.gradle with line ending of type Unix (LF) or MacOS, but not Windows line ends (CR+LF).
I did the same with file Keywords/katalon-plugin.json, but I’m not sure if this last is required to use LF.
That modification solved the issue.

To generate the .jar plugin with a different name than the project, especify in your build.gradle (at the end for example):

archivesBaseName = ‘runmyprocess-custom-keywords-for-katalon’

only the fail in version 7.0,it is very good in version 6.3.3

Please make sure the project has been opened by KS at least once.

It will work if we give complete import statement. Refer below.

I have followed these instructions, but my custom Keywords simply don’t show up when they are imported into the other project. I’m trying to figure out what step I left out.

Hi @andrew.block

To share custom keywords across projects, please use import/export test artifacts - an Enterprise exclusive feature.