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.MSI installer function using variables

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

Hello,

I am new to autoit and I am trying to create a function that uses a variable for the location and name of a .msi file to install, but I can't seem to get quotes or syntax correct and was wonder if anyone could provide some help.

Here is the function I am trying to write:

Func _msi($msi) ;==> this uses the .msi specified and installs it then creates a log file for the install

RunWait('msiexec.exe /i ' & $msi & ' /qb /lv* "C:"' & $msi & ".log")

EndFunc

EDIT: Seem to have it installing now but still working on getting the log file

Func _MSI($msi) ;==> function to install .msi
ShellExecuteWait($msi,'/qb')
EndFunc

_MSI("C:TempAdobeAir.msi")

Thanks for the help

Edited by ondrovic

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Does the $msi variable contain the full path and file name of the file you're running? Does the path have spaces in it, you might need quotes around the $msi variable if it does.

RunWait('msiexec.exe /i "' & $msi & '" /qb /lv* "C:' & $msi & '.log"')

Something like that. BTW, if the $msi variable has the full path and file name in it, then the logging section won't work because you will have the path and the C: in the same name. If it doesn't have the full path name in it, you will need to add it before the $msi variable because msiexec needs to know where it is.

Edited by BrewManNH

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Does the $msi variable contain the full path and file name of the file you're running? Does the path have spaces in it, you might need quotes around the $msi variable if it does.

RunWait('msiexec.exe /i "' & $msi & '" /qb /lv* "C:' & $msi & '.log"')

Something like that. BTW, if the $msi variable has the full path and file name in it, then the logging section won't work because you will have the path and the C: in the same name. If it doesn't have the full path name in it, you will need to add it before the $msi variable because msiexec needs to know where it is.

Yes the $msi will have the full path, the plan is to have the MSI installers in C:Temp then to just call the function based on that

_msi("C:TempApplication.msi")

Thanks

Edited by ondrovic

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