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Chandima
10-15-2001, 10:14 AM
The Package Code is something that is generated at Build time and is not exposed in Express. If you open the built msi in ORCA and look at the Summary Information Panel, you will see it in the "Product ID" field.

"Eric Hourant" <ehourant@nospam-echo-soft.com> wrote in message news:3bc94c84$1@news.installshield.com...
> Chandima,
>
> PMFJI but what is the "package code". Is it an automatic code generatic by
> IS Express each time we make a new build (even I we do not change anything)
> ?
>
> I can find the product code and the upgrade code but no package code.
>
> Eric
>
>
> "Chandima Rajakaruna" <no reply@installshield.com> a écrit dans le message
> news: 3bbc5c10$1@news.installshield.com...
> > Your Customer has "Your Product" Version 1. Now he runs the SAME setup
> > again, and he get's the Modify/Repair/Remove dialog right? If so this is
> the
> > Expected behavior. Running Setup again on machine that has the product is
> > pretty much the same as selecting Add/Remove programs. What happens is it
> > first looks for the Product Code. If it sees a Product with that code
> > installed, it will look for the Package Code. The Package Code is
> something
> > that changes from Build to build. If the Package code is the same it will
> > launcgh the "Modify/Remove/Repair" dialog. If the Package Codes (and files
> > within the package) are differennt it will give a message saying something
> > like "Another version of this application is installed. Please remove it
> > from Add/Remove programs and then run this setup."
> >
> > <tal@zapta.com> wrote in message
> > news:Q0a7O+ekNUQhyWk7RE8493c3OUW9@4ax.com...
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > When a user tries to install our application while it is already
> > > installed, he gets the Modify/Repair/Remove dialog box which
> > > we found to be confusing.
> > >
> > > In the past, our installer behaved differently and displayed
> > > a message telling the user that the product is already installed.
> > >
> > > I am not sure what changed and why we get the new behavior. The
> > > only changes I can recall are switching to ISX 3.51 (from 3.03),
> > > switching Web Deployment builds (from CD-ROM builds), and digitally
> > > signing the release file (setup.exe).
> > >
> > > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Tal