How can i merge my database file with my set up program

i was devoloping database project , and i finished that .
now i want to merge the database files and the project interface  in one setup files
how can i do that with install shield ?
thanx in advanne
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FrankTheRatCommented:
You don't specify which version of Delphi or InstallShield you're trying to use, nor what type of database you are using or if you need the BDE.
However, using D5 Enterprise and the version of Installshield that ships with that, it's very simple.

Just run InstallShield and go through all the steps CAREFULLY. This allows to to package the BDE and any files you need for you application (including database files). It also allows you to specify BDE Alias's as well.

To really get it right I suggest you practice a lot, and test each set-up attempt on a freshly installed PC, otherwise you risk mistakes. When I first tried this I had to do many attempts to learn how the Installshield app works.

If you need specific advice, let me know.

FrankTheRat.

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mohanedAuthor Commented:
hi frank ...
delphi is version 6
data base is SQL server or Oracle
install shield ships with D6
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FrankTheRatCommented:
never doe it with an Oracle DB but several times with SQL Server.

Run the InstallShield Wizzard and follow the directions very carefully, you should find it self explanetory.
If not, ask some specific questions, and I'll see how I can help.

FrankTheRat
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