I need to package a very big application, 60,000+ small files using Wise, The job by itself is pretty easy just add the files, add a shortcut and compile. I will probably end up with around as many components as the number of files. I need to edit the component table afterward, Is there a good (prefrerebly freeware) to edit the component table, to change property for each component?
I saw this post http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/setting-permissions-registry-keys-using-orca-and-excel but when I try to import the modified .idt, I get "not a valid IDT file", and googling on that does not give any clear info.

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idt are only text files. maybe notepad with find & replace?
Answered 08/18/2011 by: kardock
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Thanks for the reply, but since it is tab eliminated and the fields in question are empty, in exported .idt, I do not think find/replace would work, unless I am missing something?
*Edit Maybe I am missing something, will check to see if it is possible to search for 2 tabs to replace.
Answered 08/18/2011 by: admaai
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tabs? not sure. i thought you had to modify some text.

import into excel? that should work!
Answered 08/18/2011 by: kardock
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Your chances of finding a tool are next to zero. I think you'd be better off using the WindowsInstaller.Installer object model for this.

Download the Platform SDK (or whatever Microsoft is calling it this week). In there will be the WI SDK and in there will be a bunch of sample scripts, one of which lists the components in an MSI. It's a short step from there to writing new values into the database.
Answered 08/18/2011 by: VBScab
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edit the component table, to change property for each component
There is nothing in the Component table called property, the Attributes column exists if that's what you mean.

What exactly do you want to modify?
Answered 08/18/2011 by: AngelD
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Correct, I asked the question without researching properly and i´m still researching:). msidbComponentAttributes64bit is what I was looking for. The package is intended for W7X64.
Answered 08/18/2011 by: admaai
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