View Full Version : HOWTO Commit system changes when installing Merge Module

11-09-2005, 10:12 AM
Hi All,

I'm installing de BDE Enterprise Merge Module with my installer. In this installer I would like to configure BDE Alliases myself due to the fact that we target SQL and ORACLE. When configuring the Merge Module I can only HARDCODE Alliases so that's no option.

In a CustomAction I run a tool with CommandLine parameters to create an Allias but I think that the MergeModule has not finished commiting changes to the registry so the tool can't create the Alias due to missing registry information.

The question is:
How can I get the installer to commit the system changes done by the Merge Module, so the tool can find them?

I've tried doing a ForceBoot before calling the CreateBDEAllias deffered CustomAction, but to no avail.

Hope you can help me! ;)

Regards devreez

Christopher Painter
03-30-2006, 10:35 AM
Where are you scheduling the CA and what context?

This is related required reading:


It'll probaly clear up some of the mysteries after a few reads. It took me more then one pass to 'get' it.