Gradle not finding tools.jar

Was struggling with building my project using gradle for some time. Whenever i tried to build it, i get an error message “Could not find tools.jar. Please check that C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_131 contains a valid JDK installation.”. I made it double sure that my standard JVM is pointing to the JDK installation folder, not the JRE folder. Still getting the error, later I found out that gradle is taking the java.home for the build process. For that you can either start the eclipse through command line parameter for java.home.

Or the easy solution i found is, go to the gradle task you want to run, right click, go to gradle configuration, and in the Java Home tab, point to the JDK installation folder. Voila, it will build the project without crying.

Happy Coding guys!

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