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val09865 • Edited on

The AppMap view doesn't show up for me, I have all the app map json files but it only show them as text files. How do you bring up the graphical view ?

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Kevin Gilpin Author

Hey, if you have the AppMap extension for IntelliJ installed, then all you have to do is click on a file named *.appmap.json and it will open as visual maps. Or you can open the “AppMap” view on the left sidebar and it will list the AppMaps in the workspace. If you don’t see the AppMap extension when you search for it from inside IntelliJ, then you probably need to upgrade IntelliJ itself. Hope that helps.

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val09865 • Edited on

This is what I did but the file just displays as text in Intellij with the AppMap plugin. Maybe AppMap depends on some other graphical component that I need to install ?

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Petr

Hello @val09865 the files need to have the .appmap.json extension, i.e. test_upload.appmap.json. Can you share a screenshot of your IDE with the appmap files in the folders?