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Custom prerequisites source directory

Hi there,

What is the purpose of the ISSetupLocation column in the ISSetupPrerequisites table? I can't seem to find any documentation on it.

I'm looking for a way to pull setup prerequisites from a custom external directory -- one that is not "ISSetupPrerequisites" as an immediate subdirectory. Any help is appreciated.

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The link provided in 2010 by MichaelU is understandably dead but looking at this now I'm still curious about this column and wanting to accomplish a similar thing to twinsky. ISSetupLocation sounds like where I might put a custom path to the prerequisite location but it's apparently a short integer so I'm wondering if it gives a number reference to a series of locations and I write the actual file path somewhere else?

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Hi @jcomish,

Thank you for your post.

Are you referring to specifying the source location for prerequisites at design-time? Or at build-time?

If so, please review the documentation at the following link:

specifically, the "Changing Design-Time and Build-Time Locations of Existing InstallShield Prerequisites in Existing Projects" Section, for more information.

ISSetupLocation is mostly a red herring. I believe ISSetupLocation determines whether the prerequisite gets packed into the setup.exe, etc. And, I'm fairly certain that ISSetupLocation is an enum, not a short integer.

Please give these suggestions a try. Do they work for you?

Hope this helps.

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thanks!

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