View Full Version : Patching text files after install

06-11-2004, 01:05 PM
I'm very new to InstallShield, so I had a few questions to pose:

Is there a way with InstallShield X to modify/patch text files after an installation has completed? My goal is to have an installer that merges a supplied text file (with my environmental configs depending on how I want to role something out) with configuration files that already exist on the system. I know that Ant with this, but I was wondering if I can do this directly in ISX or if I will have to use the Ant support

06-11-2004, 02:31 PM
You can use the ASCII file update action to modify / create and edit text files. If you find that this bean doesn't meet your needs, you can create a custom action written in Java to do exactly what you want.

Read about the ASCII File Update Action (http://helpnet.installshield.com/robo/projects/isxuniversalhelplibrary/topics/ascii_file_update_actions.htm)

Read about Custom Actions (http://helpnet.installshield.com/robo/projects/isxuniversalhelplibrary/topics/custom_actions.htm)