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Hello,

I am soon to install an updated version of an application that already exists on my client's machine.

The updated version has some new forms, some changed forms, a new table and some restructured tables.

The app is written in Delphi 1, the tables are paradox, the alias I use is called BASAS.

I want to know what files/directories I will have to include with my EXE to make it work on any machine I want it to and where should I copy them to.

I want to be able to install it on absolutely any machine without fuss. What do I do?
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Use installshield. It's easy for installing new programs.

Make a easy, custom installation :
- make directory for your program
- make sub-directory for data-tables.
Why custom ? User can select or deselect the files he needs opr doesn't need. e.g. Database engine.
But you speak of new structured tables : So I suppose you also make a conversion program to update the old tabels to the new structures!

Need more help,
Just ask,
ZifNab;
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by:BadBart
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I don't have the professional version of Delphi, so I don't have installshield.. could you tell me where I could get installshield (http://....)? A shareware version would be good, as I am a uni student on a shoestring budget.
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Well, I know that feeling, I've also been a student for a long time. Even last year a was a student. There are other installers on the net, even freeware. Go to the page of Jordan Russell at
http://members.aol.com/jordanr7/index.htm. And download Inno Setup.

Good luck with this installer, I'm sure it is a great one. Because I use the toolbar component of the same auther and that component is really great.

Have fun,
ZifNab;
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by:BadBart
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I made a custom installation onto my client's computer (which had already had a previous version of my App on it) and that worked.

However, I am still yet to install successfully onto a machine that has never had the Borland database engine on it before.

I keep getting an error that says s'thg like "Cannot initialise the Borland Database Engine, error $2108". Any ideas?

By the way, thanks for showing me Jordan's page, I'll try using it today and see wgat happens.
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If you use database in your program, you have to install also the Borland database engine on the clients machine. If he already didn't had the engine. There is a distribution packet of the Borland database Engine with your Delphi.
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Offcourse you also have to define your alias on the clients machine!
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Ta, mate. I think that makes three questions of mine that you have answered..!
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