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  • Overview
  • The groups
  • Benefits of the groups
  • How to proceed?
  • Managing the groups
  • Creating a new group of files
  • Associating one or more files to a group of files
  • Associating one or more new files to a group of files
  • Dissociating one or more files from a group of files
  • Viewing the files associated with a group of files
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Stored procedures
Overview
By default, when generating the setup program, the files to install are compressed in a single archive file (".WDZ") in order to be easily distributed.
When running the setup program, these files are automatically decompressed, extracted from the archive and copied to the setup computer. You also have the ability not to compress the files to install (see Copying and compressing one or more files).
The setup editor WDINST allows you to group the files to install (files grouped by type for example). In this case:
  • The generation of the setup editor creates as many archive files as the number of groups. The name of the created archive files corresponds to "<GroupName>.WDZ".
  • The files that belong to no group will be archived in the "__WDINST.WDZ" file.
No group of files is created by default.
The groups

Benefits of the groups

  • Optimizing the generation of the setup program for the updates.
    If a group contains no file modified since the last generation, the corresponding archive (".WDZ" file) will not be re-created.
  • Organization of the files to install (create a group for the image files and another group for the video files for example).
  • Simplified use of components ("Multimedia" component associated with the "image" and "video" groups for example).
How to proceed?

Managing the groups

The groups are handled in the setup editor WDINST ("Tools .. WDINST - Setup editor").The groups are handled in the setup editor WDINST. To start this editor, on the "Tools" pane, in the "Utilities" group, click "WDInst".
The wizard for creating the setup program cannot be used to manage the groups of files.

Creating a new group of files

The creation of a group is performed by associating one of the files to install with a new group.
To create a group and to associate it with a file:
  1. Select the file that must be associated with the group in the "List of setup files" window.
  2. In the "File description" window, display the "Option" tab.
  3. Click the "New" button.
  4. Enter the name of the group of files and validate.

Associating one or more files to a group of files

To associate one or more files with a group of files:
  1. Select the files to associate in the "List of setup files" window.
    To select several files simultaneously, keep the [Ctrl] or [Shift] key down when selecting files.
  2. Display the "Option" tab of the "File description" window.
  3. Select the associated group of files ("Group").

Associating one or more new files to a group of files

  1. Select "Edit .. Add files".
  2. Select the files to add. See Adding one or more files for more details.
  3. Select the associated group of files by clicking the "Other" button.
  4. Validate the addition of files.

Dissociating one or more files from a group of files

To dissociate one or more files from a group of files:
  1. Select the files to dissociate in the "List of setup files" window.
    To select several files simultaneously, keep the [Ctrl] or [Shift] key down when selecting files.
  2. Display the "Option" tab of the "File description" window.
  3. Select "<No group>" in the "Group" combo box.

Viewing the files associated with a group of files

To view the files associated with a group of files, in the "List of setup files" window, select the requested group in the "Displayed group" combo box.
Minimum required version
  • Version 9
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