(Quick Reference)



The create-service command creates a Grails service class and associated unit test for the given base name.


grails create-service
grails create-service book
grails create-service org.bookstore.Book


Creates a service for the given base name. The argument is optional, but if you don't include it the command will ask you for the name of the service.

A service encapsulates business logic and is delegated to by controllers to perform the core logic of a Grails application.

The name of the service can include a Java package, such as org.bookstore in the final example above, but if one is not provided a default is used. So the second example will create the file grails-app/service/<appname>/BookService.groovy whereas the last one will create grails-app/services/org/bookstore/BookService.groovy directory. Note that the first letter of the service name is always upper-cased when determining the class name.

If you want the command to default to a different package for services, provide a value for grails.project.groupId in the runtime configuration.

Note that this command is just for convenience and you can also create services in your favorite text editor or IDE if you choose.


grails create-service [name]

Fired Events:

  • CreatedFile - When the service has been created