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running DB scripts during installation

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Hi Angela,

Although I'm not familiar with capabilities of
InstallShild's and the likes of it, you can easily
accomplish what you want in the following manner:
write a small tool that takes the scripts as string input
(e.g., from command-line), then use the "OleDbCommand" (or
SqlCommand, if target is Sql server only)
class's "ExecuteNonQuery" method, where you can run any
SQL script. It'll do the job for you.
As you see, rather trivial to write it (just connect to
data source, instantiate OleDbCommand, and run the script
(s) via "ExecuteNonQuery"). Then you just run this setup
utility from your installation program.

That assumes the target computer doesn't have an
application like SQL Server's Enterprise Manager or even
the QueryAnalyzer installed. If it has, then you can
accomplish what you want without coding.

Hope this helps..

-----Original Message-----
I'm working on a Web Setup App and although its been a
rollercoaster ride, I think I'm doing ok so far. However,I can't find any documentation on how to run a DB script
during the installation.


Jul 19 '05 #1
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