Hi,

When i build my ism file, the files are getting copied to the Source Directory(where the CD output is created). I m not sure from where this reference is made.
I now want to copy a folder with some files(and these files will be installed from SourceDir) at the time of build to the output dir.

On searching the ISM file, i noticed that when i create an entry in the 'ISDisk1File' table, the folder is getting copied. Couldnt find more information about this table.

Just wanted to confirm, is this the way to copy files to the output dir during build?

Thanks.
Vij

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When i build my ism file, the files are getting copied to the Source Directory(where the CD output is created). I m not sure from where this reference is made.
I now want to copy a folder with some files(and these files will be installed from SourceDir) at the time of build to the output dir.

On searching the ISM file, i noticed that when i create an entry in the 'ISDisk1File' table, the folder is getting copied. Couldnt find more information about this table.

Just wanted to confirm, is this the way to copy files to the output dir during build?

This isn't a standard MSI table - not sure of the Installshield expertise here, but you may want to use whatever vendor support you've got (presumably you're legitimately licensed!) to see what the "official" installshield answer is.
Good luck!
Answered 09/09/2008 by: aogilmor
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[font="trebuchet ms"]Thanks Owen.

Then, when we do the build from the ism file, the support files are getting copied to the output directory. I m not sure from where the reference has been made.. Along with the files getting copied, i want some other files also to be copied.

Any idea, how this can be achieved?

Thanks
Answered 09/10/2008 by: getIT
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[font="trebuchet ms"]Any suggestions on this.
Answered 09/16/2008 by: getIT
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I'm not sure what you are trying to accomplish (or why), but in Installshield you can locate this under the [Behaviour and Logic] > [Support Files] section of the Installation Designer. This is normally used to include additional files to the source media, like a CD.

From Installshield:

Adding Files and Folders to the Disk1 Folder

The Disk1 node enables you to indicate files and folders that you want to go on Disk1 of your installation media. These files and folders are not automatically installed to the target system when your installation is run. Rather, you can link to the installation media from your application or from the installation.
For example, you might include a large redistributable file with your application. You may want end users to be able to access the redistributable, but you do not want to include in the application installation. If this is the case, this file can be placed in the Disk1 folder.
Answered 09/17/2008 by: Lindeberg IT
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[font="trebuchet ms"]Thanks Lindeberg.

This is exactly what i wanted. I am not aware of this earlier. I just wanted to copy some files and folders to the source media (CD).

Thanks a lot.
Answered 09/17/2008 by: getIT
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