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Some features described here are available in Ultimate edition only.

With the ClearCase integration enabled, you can perform basic ClearCase operations from inside IntelliJ IDEA.


The information provided in the topics listed below assumes that you are familiar with the basics of ClearCase version control system.

In this section:


  • ClearCase client is installed on your computer.
  • IntelliJ IDEA comes bundled with ClearCase plugin. This plugin is turned on by default. If it is not, make sure that the plugin is enabled.
  • ClearCase settings are defined in the ClearCase page of the Settings dialog.
  • ClearCase integration is enabled for the current project root or directory.


  • You can enable ClearCase integration for any directory. However, since it is not possible to configure a ClearCase view in IntelliJ IDEA, such directory should be already a ClearCase object, i.e. should exist within a ClearCase view.
  • As of this writing, CCRC client is not supported.

ClearCase support

  • When the ClearCase integration with IntelliJ IDEA is enabled, the ClearCase item appears on the VCS menu, and on the context menus of the Editor and Project views.
  • The files in the folders under the ClearCase control are highlighted according to their status. See File Status Highlights for file status highlighting conventions.
  • Results of modifications show in the Changes tool window.
  • When using the ClearCase integration, it is helpful to open the Version Control tool window. Its Console tab displays the following data:
    • All the commands generated based on the settings you specify through the IntelliJ IDEA user interface.
    • Information messages concerning the results of executing generated ClearCase commands.
    • Error messages.

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