I would like to rename my msi file during build. Say msi file name should be PproductName Vx.0.0.BuildNumber.
I created a path variable for above string and assigned to MSI file name in releases - MSI Package file name. But it does not work. Name of my path variable is PATH1. I tried to set the field with PATH1 or <PATH1>
and i get name of the msi file as PATH1 in first case and second case error.
I would also like to know consequences of renaming the msi file for patching / major upgrade.
Thanks in advance.
How to rename msi file during build time
Posted 07 February 2018 - 17:41
Posted 07 February 2018 - 17:52
The file name is usually set to be the product name of your package. If you change the product name, your file name will also change.
I set my product name in a build script using the automation interface.
Set objInst = CreateObject("ISWiAuto22.ISWiProject") <- SAB 2015 object. Different for different versions and editions of IS
objInst.ProductVersion = some string
objInst.ProductName = some other string
As far as patching goes, I have found that patches are a manual process. They don't normally care about the msi file name. Or at least this has not been my experience with patches.
Posted 15 February 2018 - 15:49
Changing the msi file name requires a Major Upgrade, according to this: https://msdn.microso...0(v=vs.85).aspx
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