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10-24-2002, 12:47 PM
Is there any way to create a patch and specify which features to include. I am installing a database to the users computer and only want to patch the program files and not do anything to the database files.
10-24-2002, 01:30 PM
Are you planning to use QuickPatch or the Patch Design View?
10-24-2002, 01:38 PM
I am creating a patch design.
10-24-2002, 01:55 PM
Please see this KB:
It talks about QuickPatch but it actually also applies to Patch Design.
10-24-2002, 02:07 PM
The problem is that I am installing a database which is 700 Megs. The database will be different from each previous build. If I create a patch how big will it be? I am planning on doing a patch in a download. Is the patch going to include changes to the database?
10-24-2002, 02:38 PM
As I understand it, you want to make sure the patch itself does not contain the database or the changes to the database.
If so, it is easy to accomplish this. The Patch Design View lets you specify a "Latest Setup" and a "Previous Setup". Then a patch is created between the two.
For your "Latest Setup", just do a special build that includes the new program files, but includes the old database.
Now, when you create the patch, since the database is unchanged, it will not be included in the patch.
You may still need to follow the steps in the KB I mentioned earlier.
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