Understanding Compact Setup Type

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Understanding Compact Setup Type

Postby dbennett » Sat Sep 18, 2021 10:28 am

We have the latest version of the Express Edition and trying to find more info on the "Compact" setup type. I've yet to find any real info on the forums, etc. I understand that if a client selects "Complete" all the features available in the package will be installed. And custom, well that brings you to the feature tree to select the features you want. When I try and test with "Compact", it installs a couple folders and some files. From what I can tell, the compact option only installs files/folders that are not tied to a feature? Is this correct?

Also, is there an option to with the express edition to default to the "Custom" option? I know I can hide the "Setup Type" dialog, but it then defaults to Complete.


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Re: Understanding Compact Setup Type

Postby FrancescoT » Tue Sep 21, 2021 2:50 pm

Unfortunately the Express Edition has limited features.

Otherwise the set of files of a MINIMAL installation (Compact setup type) could be easily defined via script code.

By default, the Features visual designer in the UI automatically excludes each setup feature in a non-complete setup (COMPACT) and automatically includes these in a complete setup.

Unfortunately, there is no way to default to a setup type from the Express edition.
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