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guy at ibm
05-28-2004, 12:56 PM
InstallShield Error during it's wizard construction of components:

Field "Directory_" of table "Component":
The string is too long for the length specified by the column definition.

When I look at the DirectEditor->Table->Component,
I see a column named "Directory_ - (s72)"

I imagine this means that the column, in some database, is only 72 characters long.

Is there a way for me to increase this?

And if so , would this affect another install image that will be including the MergeModule that I am trying to create.

Any and all information is appreciated.

05-31-2004, 08:37 AM
I don't think there would be any way to increase the size of the column. Microsoft has set that, so they would really be the only ones that could, and not until the next release of Windows Installer.
Why can't you just shorten your directory name?