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BDE installation!

Hello folks!

I'm working on a project using Delphi4 and Paradox DataBases.  I've done most of my project but I have a Q regarding the installation stuff.  I use InstallShield Express for Delphi which comes with Delphi4 for the installation setup.  

Everything works fine except for one thing:  I can't figure out a way to configure the NET DIR (configuration -> Drivers -> Native -> Paradox) at install time.  I have to sit at every single computer to change the path which, at our age of speed and productivity, isn't what my boss wants!  I would like to set the setup file to change it automatically.

Any hint ?
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qas
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qas
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kretzschmarCommented:
you have a session-object within your app.
you can there adjust the netfiledir at runtime
(do this first before openening any table)

preferable location may be the application-location
like

session.netfiledir := extractfilepath(application.exename);

if you do so, you have no need to set the net dir during installation.

hope this helps

meikl ;-)
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YodaMageCommented:
Easy, set it up once then overwrite the \Program Files\Common Files\Borland Shared\BDE\IDAPI.CFG. You can also overwrite this file as part of your install by cheating and attaching a self extracting .zip file to do this overwrite, then firing it from the 'run file' at end of install.
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qasAuthor Commented:
perfect!

Thanks alot!!
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