Manually trigger build import To manually trigger a build import, execute the "Import build" command through the command palette (Cmd + Shift + P).

I recently had a problem with VS Code, Scala Metals, SBT, and Bloop, and VS Code said that I needed to manually run “build import.” Problem is, it didn’t tell me how to run build import.

The short story is that if you need to manually run build import in VS Code, you need to execute the “Import build” command through the VS Code command palette. On a Mac you do this by opening the command palette with the [Cmd][Shift][p] keystroke, and then start typing the word “import”. When you see “Import build” appear in the drop-down list, click it, and it will run the build-import/import-build process.