Trouble using MSI Custom Action to call SQL Package exe

dbaerdbaer Posts: 2
edited May 20, 2008 4:15AM in SQL Packager Previous Versions
I am using Wise Installer Editor. I create a custom action to call sqlpackage executable. I get the following error.

File or assembly name xxx.exe, or one of its dependencies, was not found.

I can run this executable from the command line and it works fine.


  • Brian DonahueBrian Donahue Posts: 6,590 New member

    The problem could be that the MSI is saving the package to a temporary file and running it from there. Packages can't be renamed because the resources inside will no longer be named the same as the executable. There is a workaround to change the Packager code template so that the name of the resource is generated dynamically based on the assembly name. Please see here.
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