Advanced - INI Files page
The Tarma QuickInstall 2 Advanced - INI Files page has been renamed to INI files in InstallMate. The overall purpose of the page is still the same: it defines the INI file values that must be installed for your product.
INI file value settings (Tarma QuickInstall 2)
Tarma QuickInstall 2 and InstallMate INI file values are very similar; the main difference is that in InstallMate INI file value installation is controlled by components, whereas in Tarma QuickInstall 2 INI file value installation was done on a case-by-case basis. As a result, some of the Tarma QuickInstall 2 INI file value settings have been moved to components in InstallMate. Furthermore, INI file value installation and removal actions are more flexible in InstallMate than in Tarma QuickInstall 2.
The following table shows how Tarma QuickInstall 2 INI file value settings are converted to InstallMate.
|Tarma QuickInstall 2||InstallMate||Changes and conversion notes|
|Key name||Name||In InstallMate, INI file value names can be localized.|
|n/a||Alias||New in InstallMate; generated automatically for INI file values converted from Tarma QuickInstall 2.|
|Data||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).|
|Section||Section||In InstallMate, INI file section names can be localized.|
|INI file||INI file||In InstallMate, INI file names can be localized. They must use the format <FolderAlias>\FileName.|
|If exists||(none)||Converted to equivalent InstallMate install action; see INI file value 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, INI file value installation is controlled by components and all platform settings, and installation conditions are transferred to the component that controls the INI file value. If necessary, a new component is created for the combination of settings that the Tarma QuickInstall 2 INI file value required.|
INI file value installation and removal actions
InstallMate INI file value 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|