Advanced - Environment page
The Tarma QuickInstall 2 Advanced - Environment page has been renamed to Environment Variables in InstallMate. The overall purpose of the page is still the same: it defines the environment variables that must be installed for your product.
Environment variable settings (Tarma QuickInstall 2)
Tarma QuickInstall 2 and InstallMate environment variables are very similar; the main difference is that in InstallMate environment variable installation is controlled by components, whereas in Tarma QuickInstall 2 environment variable installation was done on a case-by-case basis. As a result, some of the Tarma QuickInstall 2 environment variable settings have been moved to components in InstallMate. Furthermore, environment variable installation and removal actions are more flexible in InstallMate than in Tarma QuickInstall 2.
The following table shows how Tarma QuickInstall 2 environment variable settings are converted to InstallMate.
|Tarma QuickInstall 2||InstallMate||Changes and conversion notes|
|Name||Name||In InstallMate, environment variable names can be localized.|
|n/a||Alias||New in InstallMate; generated automatically for environment variables converted from Tarma QuickInstall 2.|
|Value||Value||Any symbolic expressions are converted to InstallMate conventions. The Tarma QuickInstall 2 options Convert to SFN and Do not expand <variables> are replaced by new syntax (see below).|
|If exists||(none)||Converted to equivalent InstallMate install action; see Environment variable installation and removal actions below.|
|Do not expand <variables>||(none)||Converted to `...` in the Value field. The backticks prevent expansion of symbolic expressions in InstallMate. See Symbolic variables conversion for more information.|
|Convert to SFN||(none)||Converted to <$sfn(...)> in the Value field. The $sfn function returns the Short File Name path in InstallMate. See Symbolic variables conversion for more information.|
|Platforms||(none)||In InstallMate, environment variable installation is controlled by components and all platform settings, and installation conditions are transferred to the component that controls the environment variable. If necessary, a new component is created for the combination of settings that the Tarma QuickInstall 2 environment variable required.|
Environment variable installation and removal actions
InstallMate environment variable installation actions combine several different Tarma QuickInstall 2 settings. The following table shows how Tarma QuickInstall 2 installation-related settings are converted to InstallMate.
|Tarma QuickInstall 2||InstallMate|
|If exists||Install action||Remove action|
|Keep existing value||Install if not present||Restore original|
|Replace existing value||Overwrite existing value||Remove completely|
|Append using separator||Append to existing value||Remove partial value|