Hi,

I am using Wise Installation Studio 7.0 for packing my application. I am relatively new to this technology. I want to create a package where i want to copy the files from a specified location while installation is in progress. For ex: I had a following structure in my installer C:\ProgramFiles\App\Manuals\. I need to copy the manuals into the following directory from a specified location while the installation of App is in progress. Can anyone guide how to acheive this?

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Sudhi
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Is the 'specified location' part of the installation structure or is it external to the installation e.g. a nework drive?
Answered 02/19/2009 by: VBScab
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Is the 'specified location' part of the installation structure or is it external to the installation e.g. a nework drive?

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The speciifed location is external to installation. I had on structure in the installation which needs to pick the file from the external stucture when installation process is in progress.
Answered 02/19/2009 by: sudhi_hebbarms
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Still!: by "external structure" do you a network resource such as a UNC path (or mapped UNC path) or locally on the computer the MSI is located on?
Answered 02/19/2009 by: AngelD
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External structure means the path locally on the computer the MSI is located on (or) may be a CD drive .
Answered 02/19/2009 by: sudhi_hebbarms
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OK, so you have, say:

C:\MSISource\YourPackage.MSI

and

C:\ManualsSource\UKEnglishManual.DOC

and you want UKEnglishManual.DOC to be installed by YourPackwge.MSI to 'C:\ProgramFiles\App\Manuals\'

Is that correct?Is YourPackage.MSI an in-house authored MSI or a vendor-supplied MSI?
Answered 02/23/2009 by: VBScab
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Yes.. This is what i am looking out for. How can i acheive that? YourPackage.msi is a in house authored MSI
Answered 02/24/2009 by: sudhi_hebbarms
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....ssssssssso what's wrong with just copying the files from there? I cannot recall how WIS works (it's been a while since I used it) but, if it has a means to directly edit the MSI tables, you could use the DuplicateFile table. Or you could use Orca to do that.

Depending on your requirement, you might want to add an AppSearch for the source folder, though, and condition the component so that it doesn't attempt an install of that component if the source folder isn't present. Personally, I wouldn't do that (they're only manuals, after all).
Answered 02/24/2009 by: VBScab
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