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    DataBase Questions



    A have a 16 bit Delphi installation

    1. It's unclear to me how my source database gets copied -- how I tell
    it where it comes from....and where to go (Target directory -- pun
    intended).

    2. On the alias, I understand it needs to be added to an existing .cfg
    file on the target machine, but...
    a. where does it get added on a test run -- into my existing
    c:\idapi\... [ is that why I got the message "Failed in Adding Alias
    Error #3 -- Initialization Failed"?
    b. how do I identify the DB location?


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    Re: DataBase Questions



    Randy Blackburn <blackbr@ix.netcom.com> wrote
    > A have a 16 bit Delphi installation
    > 2. On the alias, I understand it needs to be added to an existing .cfg
    > file on the target machine, but...
    > a. where does it get added on a test run -- into my existing
    > c:\idapi\... [ is that why I got the message "Failed in Adding Alias
    > Error #3 -- Initialization Failed"?
    > b. how do I identify the DB location?

    Here's an article from the Express Knowledge Base which on the
    InstallShield web site.

    Ritesh

    =====================================================================
    Troubleshooting: A "Failed in Adding Alias - Error #3" Message Is Received
    During a 16-bit BDE Installation.
    =====================================================================

    This document relates to the following InstallShield Express product(s):
    Professional
    Target Platform(s): All Platforms

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------
    ISSUE:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------
    A "Failed in adding alias - error #3" message is received during a 16-bit
    BDE installation.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------
    DISCUSSION:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------
    This error message will be displayed if your setup attempts to install an
    alias that already exists on the target machine's configuration file. Since
    16-bit BDE aliases cannot be overwritten, the parameters of any existing
    BDE alias will be maintained. Clicking the OK button in this error message
    box does not terminate the setup.

    This message box is displayed to inform the user of the following:

    o The alias cannot be added to the existing configuration file.
    o The installed application may not function correctly if it relies on an
    updated version of this alias.

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------------------------------
    Article Number: X1059
    Date Published: 08/02/96
    Date Last Modified: 08/02/96
    The information provided in the InstallShield Express Knowledge Base is
    subject to change without notice and is provided "as is," without warranty
    of any kind. InstallShield Corporation disclaims all warranties, either
    express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness
    for a particular purpose. In no event shall InstallShield or its suppliers
    be liable for any damages whatsoever, including direct, indirect,
    incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages,
    even if InstallShield Corp. or its suppliers have been advised of the
    possibility of such damages.

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    Re: DataBase Questions





    Randy Blackburn <blackbr@ix.netcom.com> wrote in article
    <3259FCA8.3292@ix.netcom.com>...
    > A have a 16 bit Delphi installation
    >
    > 1. It's unclear to me how my source database gets copied -- how I tell
    > it where it comes from....and where to go (Target directory -- pun
    > intended).

    Target Dir could be any dir u wish to install the database to, your alias
    takes care
    of the delphi app looking for the database.
    You may define a group
    [Data Files] TargetLoc <INSTALLDIR>\Data or <WINDISK>\MyApp\DataFile


    >
    > 2. On the alias, I understand it needs to be added to an existing .cfg
    > file on the target machine, but...
    > a. where does it get added on a test run -- into my existing
    > c:\idapi\... [ is that why I got the message "Failed in Adding Alias
    > Error #3 -- Initialization Failed"?

    This is fixed in the latest version.


    > b. how do I identify the DB location?
    >
    >
    >

    When defining your alias be sure its path is one of the aboves u have
    choosen
    for its group. Our KB article explains this.
    e.g.
    <INSTALLDIR>\Data or <WINDISK>\MyApp\DataFile


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    re:DataBase Questions



    Sanjay Shroff wrote:
    > Randy Blackburn <blackbr@ix.netcom.com> wrote...
    > > [SNIP, SNIP]
    > > 2. On the alias, I understand it needs to be added to an existing .cfg
    > > file on the target machine, but...
    > > a. where does it get added on a test run -- into my existing
    > > c:\idapi\... [ is that why I got the message "Failed in Adding Alias
    > > Error #3 -- Initialization Failed"?
    >
    > This is fixed in the latest version.

    You've mentioned a few things that have been "fixed in the latest
    version" of ISX Pro. Which version is that? I am very interested in
    losing the Error #3 feature.

    Thanks,

    Todd Hale
    halet@cs.byu.edu

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    re:DataBase Questions



    Todd & Shelley Hale <halet@cs.byu.edu> wrote
    > You've mentioned a few things that have been "fixed in the latest
    > version" of ISX Pro. Which version is that? I am very interested in
    > losing the Error #3 feature.
    >

    IS Express Pro 1.1

    Ritesh

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