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ishanu
Level 2

Editing a file to update the file path by opening a choose folder

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Hi,

I need to run a Post-Install action to update a .ENV file with a file path by opening a choose folder dialog box by the end-user.

In the .ENV file, I have the following key-value pair separated by the equal sign as the data path.

DATA_ROOT=<C:\path\to\data\folder>

Once the user selects the folder I need to update the <C:\path\to\data\folder> in the .ENV file.

How can I do this as a Post-Install action?

 

InstallAnywhere Version is: 2021 SP2

 

Thank you very much

 

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madhug
Level 5

It is simple. Capture the path into a variable and for your debugging purpose first display that value using Show Message Dialog . You already said that you have static line in your file DATA_ROOT=<C:\path\to\data\folder>  so use "Modify Text File - Single File" inbuilt option , search for your string and replace it with already captured value which is in variable. just go through the InstallAnywhere help for this option, it is quiet easy.

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madhug
Level 5

It is simple. Capture the path into a variable and for your debugging purpose first display that value using Show Message Dialog . You already said that you have static line in your file DATA_ROOT=<C:\path\to\data\folder>  so use "Modify Text File - Single File" inbuilt option , search for your string and replace it with already captured value which is in variable. just go through the InstallAnywhere help for this option, it is quiet easy.

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Hi @madhug,

Thank you very much for the reply.

This was very helpful as a beginner to the application.

regards 

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