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Why Default Values That Are Set in Panel Actions Not Picked Up During a Silent or Console Install

Why Default Values That Are Set in Panel Actions Not Picked Up During a Silent or Console Install

Summary

This article explains why InstallAnywhere variables that are set to a default value by a Panel fail to get registered during a silent or console install and provides steps on how to get around this.

Question

Why are default values that are set by User Input Panels not reflected during Silent or Console Mode?

Answer

Both Silent and Console Modes ignore all Panels. Silent installs ignore all end user interaction, and console installs use Console Actions instead of Panels. If the default value of your result variable is set with a Panel, it won't be executed during a silent or console install. Panels will only apply to GUI Mode.

To initialize an InstallAnywhere variable, you will need to do one of the following:
  1. For a silent install, generate a response file that will set the variable to a default value.
  2. For a console install, set the default value with the proper Console action.
  3. Instead of setting the default value in the panel itself, use a "Set InstallAnywhere Variable" Action before the Panel to initialize the results variable.

Additional Information

How to Create Response File to Be Used as Silent Install
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