Hi,

I'm using Wise to create a transform file for Business Objects 6.1. This is my first real transform file (besides off2k). I deselect the features I don't want installed, but when the install runs, all other custom settings stick except for the features list. I'm using WISE to create the MST File.

Any thoughts?

Chris.
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Hi Chris,

Are you using the InstallTailor tool to answer the installation choices you wish or are you creating a MST in the Editor directly? I recommend the former. Also, by what means are you calling the installation with the MST? If by command line, please post the command line you are using and remember: the property for specifying MST files is TRANSFORMS="MySettings.mst" (plural and in CAPS)
Answered 12/30/2003 by: bkelly
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Good Morning Chris,

Just an FYI, I have had some exp. with B.O. 5.x so let me know if you have any questions. Also, what ver. / product are you using from WISE?

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Answered 12/31/2003 by: jdelgadillo
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It was a big pain in the butt, but I did figure it out. It's been a while, but what I did was use the MST file as well as the ADDLOCAL= option. My command line looked like this:

setup.exe /w /s /v"/QN /L*v c:\temp\bo6inst.log REBOOT=Supress ADDLOCAL=bo.AccessPacks,bo.rdbms,bo.rdbms.Oracle,bo.rdbms.OracleClient,bo.rdbms.Microsoft,bo.rdbms.MSAccessODBC,bo.rdbms.MSSQLServerODBC,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2Client,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2ODBC,bo.rdbms.ODBC,bo.rdbms.ODBC2,bo.rdbms.ODBC3,bo.3TierBusinessObjects,bo.BusinessObjectsHelp,bo.BusinessObjectsDoc,bo.Demos,bo.DemoKit,bo.QuickTour,bo.BusinessObjectsReporter,bo.BusinessObjectsExplorer TRANSFORMS=\MSTs\BO6STD.MST "

The space before the last quote was required. I got the list of things to include after ADDLOCAL= by looking at the MSI in Wise.
Answered 07/08/2004 by: usachrisk
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I think that CAPS isn't needed in this case. Transforms works without CAPS as well.

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Answered 07/09/2004 by: Wozik
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Actually I think you do need the caps to declare the public properties correctly. Windows Installer will see they are declared public properties and treat them as such.
Answered 07/09/2004 by: MSIMaker
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OK, could you explain me the difference between public property and the second one that I don't know its name?

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Answered 07/09/2004 by: Wozik
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Public properties are properties which can be placed in the msi and then altered or redefined in the command line installation. Not all properties can be altered from the command line.
Answered 07/09/2004 by: MSIMaker
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setup.exe /w /s /v"/QN /L*v c:\temp\bo6inst.log REBOOT=Supress ADDLOCAL=bo.AccessPacks,bo.rdbms,bo.rdbms.Oracle,bo.rdbms.OracleClient,bo.rdbms.Microsoft,bo.rdbms.MSAccessODBC,bo.rdbms.MSSQLServerODBC,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2Client,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2ODBC,bo.rdbms.ODBC,bo.rdbms.ODBC2,bo.rdbms.ODBC3,bo.3TierBusinessObjects,bo.BusinessObjectsHelp,bo.BusinessObjectsDoc,bo.Demos,bo.DemoKit,bo.QuickTour,bo.BusinessObjectsReporter,bo.BusinessObjectsExplorer TRANSFORMS=\MSTs\BO6STD.MST "

I think you mis a quote, try the following CMD-Line:

setup.exe /w /s /v"/QN /L*v c:\temp\bo6inst.log REBOOT=Supress ADDLOCAL=bo.AccessPacks,bo.rdbms,bo.rdbms.Oracle,bo.rdbms.OracleClient,bo.rdbms.Microsoft,bo.rdbms.MSAccessODBC,bo.rdbms.MSSQLServerODBC,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2Client,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2ODBC,bo.rdbms.ODBC,bo.rdbms.ODBC2,bo.rdbms.ODBC3,bo.3TierBusinessObjects,bo.BusinessObjectsHelp,bo.BusinessObjectsDoc,bo.Demos,bo.DemoKit,bo.QuickTour,bo.BusinessObjectsReporter,bo.BusinessObjectsExplorer TRANSFORMS="\MSTs\BO6STD.MST "
Answered 12/31/2004 by: FunnyName
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I think you mis a quote, try the following CMD-Line:

setup.exe /w /s /v"/QN /L*v c:\temp\bo6inst.log REBOOT=Supress ADDLOCAL=bo.AccessPacks,bo.rdbms,bo.rdbms.Oracle,bo.rdbms.OracleClient,bo.rdbms.Microsoft,bo.rdbms.MSAccessODBC,bo.rdbms.MSSQLServerODBC,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2Client,bo.rdbms.IBMDB2ODBC,bo.rdbms.ODBC,bo.rdbms.ODBC2,bo.rdbms.ODBC3,bo.3TierBusinessObjects,bo.BusinessObjectsHelp,bo.BusinessObjectsDoc,bo.Demos,bo.DemoKit,bo.QuickTour,bo.BusinessObjectsReporter,bo.BusinessObjectsExplorer TRANSFORMS="\MSTs\BO6STD.MST "


It worked fine for me, and it now would appear you have mismatched quotes. Once after /v, once after TRANSFORMS= and one at the end. Three quotes will likely error out.
Answered 01/03/2005 by: usachrisk
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Now my wish list extends to Active Directory allowing the use of commandline options for msi installs.....of course it wont happen but its a nice wish.
Answered 01/07/2005 by: MSIMaker
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