View Full Version : Merge Module locations

07-31-2012, 06:21 AM
As part of a change in our build processes we have just upgraded to InstallShield 2012 Spring. As part of this change it is no longer ideal to add a Merge Module path to every installation of InstallShield so that it picks up any locally-built Merge Modules - is there any way to specify Merge Modules via a path on a project-by-project basis?


Ian Johnson.

08-20-2012, 11:55 AM
This link from the InstallShield knowledge base might help:


09-12-2013, 12:47 PM
I have a related question to the knowledge base that you posted.

I have been looking at that link from the knowledge base, which says that I should be able to use Path variables in the merge module location options. It is also stated here in this knowledge base article:


Every time I try to add: <ISProjectFolder>\lib\release\Deployment, it tells me that it is not a valid path. Asks me if I'd like to create it. If I click yes, it returns with "Could not create.." If I choose no, it just closes down the options screen entirely.

This seems like it should be pretty straight forward - Anybody else having this issue?



09-13-2013, 08:27 AM
Some ideas on how to fix your issue:

(1) create the directory you need under <ISProjectFolder>, so that it pre-exists (and will not have to be created). Make sure you create it in the right location (in the Path Variables view you can see where <ISProjectFolder> is mapped on your local computer).

(2) close InstallShield. Right-click the InstallShield icon and select "Run As Administrator". It may be that you couldn't create the directory because you were not running with admin privileges. Just a guess.