View Full Version : Controlling the component install order?

05-02-2003, 06:33 PM
Is there any way to control the order of two components without the "required" field?

I've got FeatureA and FeatureB. FeatureB does *not* require FeatureA, but if both are being installed then I need to make sure FeatureA goes first.

However, when I look at the install order it shows FeatureB, then FeatureA. How can I convince it to switch the order on those?


Jeff Dillon
05-05-2003, 08:53 AM
If there are no requirements in the Product Tree, then the installation progresses from top down. This means that you should be able to simply place Feature A above Feature B in the product tree.

05-05-2003, 09:16 AM
FeatureB was required by another item, so that's why it was going first.

Thanks for the pointer though. I was able to fudge around with requiring a feature, but conditionally excluding a sub-component. By making sure my conditional subcomponent came first in the order I effectively got the ordering I needed.