Installer needs config file for each customer

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Installer needs config file for each customer
How can I create an MSI that will use an additional file at the customers site? 
Norman Neubert

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Joined: 2022-06-09

I am developing an addin for Excel that connects to a database located in the customer environment. The addin will be distributed by the customer to his employees.

Now I have the problem that for each customer of course the database has different parameters, e.g. server name, etc.

The installable package is provided by me to the customer (addin express installation). Is there now a way how the customer, e.g. via a CFG file, can "give" the further information about the database to the installation package?

Thanks a lot
Posted 09 Jul, 2022 02:34:21 Top
Andrei Smolin

Add-in Express team

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Joined: 2006-05-11
Hello Norman,

Sure, you can use a .config file to provide that info. I suggest that you check section "Configuring add-in" in the PDF file in the folder {Add-in Express}\Docs on your development PC.

Regards from Poland (CEST),

Andrei Smolin
Add-in Express Team Leader
Posted 11 Jul, 2022 04:14:22 Top