Having an issue here. I configured a Text File Changes replacement set for my Basic MSI Project in InstallShield 2012 Premier, and it doesn't work all the time.
Here's the setup: during the installation of certain features, the file server.ini is put in the [INSTALLDIR] of the customer's computer, alongside some database files (do not it is not a true INI file, so I cannot use the INI file changes).
The server.ini file is to be used in conjuncture with SQL Anywhere 11 as a means of configuration file. There are 5 lines like that: C:\CMEQDB\Cie01.db (that ranges from Cie01.db to Cie05.db).
During the installation, the user will configure the drive letter that the database files and server.ini will be installed. This sets the property [DBDRIVE], which then triggers a custom action that modifies the [INSTALLDIR] to reflect the new changes (by default, [DBDRIVE] is set to C:\).
I have configured the Text File replacement set to search for C:\CMEQDB and replace it with [INSTALLDIR]....it doesn't work.
I have tried a few things, none seemed to work.
The only way I can have it working (partially) is this:
- Changed the C:\ to %DBDRIVE% in the server.ini file (thus giving me %DBDRIVE%CMEQDB\Cie01.db)
- Replacement set searches for %DBDRIVE% in [INSTALLDIR] *.ini and replaces it with [DBDRIVE]
The problem here is that it doesn't seem to adjust to the new [DBDRIVE] value...If I leave [DBDRIVE] as C:\, the replacement is working. If I change it to anything else, it doesn't work.
Could someone help me here ? Kinda lost really....