This information applies to the following project types:
Before you can add Oracle 11g Instant Client support to your Basic MSI, InstallScript, or InstallScript MSI project, you must download the Oracle Instant Client from Oracles Web site. Oracle does not provide an installation for the files, so you also need to create an .msi package; you can do so easily by using the Oracle Instant Client installation project that is available in the InstallShield Program Files folder.
Once you have created the .msi package, you can add it to the appropriate folder on your machine, and then add the InstallShield prerequisite that uses this Oracle Instant Client .msi package.
Note that if your SQL script contains Unicode characters, you may want to use the Oracle ODBC Instant Client, since it has support for running SQL scripts that contain Unicode characters, but Microsoft ODBC for Oracle does not. You may want to include an ODBC Instant Client installation with the Oracle 11g Instant Client prerequisite to help configure the Oracle Instant Client on target machines, and to also set up the ODBC Instant Client. For more information, see.
To download the Oracle Instant Client and create an .msi package:
The Oracle support in InstallShield requires that the target system have the 32-bit version of the Oracle Instant Client, regardless of whether the target system is a 32-bit or 64-bit system.
InstallShield Program Files Folder\Support\Oracle Instant Client\instantclient-win32-11_1.ism
Flexera Software created this project for the 126.96.36.199 version of the Oracle Instant Client; however, you can use this same project for more-recent versions of the Oracle 11g Instant Client, such as 11.2.01, for example.
InstallShield builds an Oracle 11g Instant Client .msi file and adds it to the following directory so that you can include the Oracle 11g Instant Client in your InstallShield projects:
InstallShield Program Files Folder\SetupPrerequisites\oracle
If you are using a version that was released after 188.8.131.52, open the Oracle 11g Instant Client 184.108.40.206 prerequisite in the InstallShield Prerequisite Editor. Rename the prerequisite to reflect the appropriate version number. In addition, update the conditions to reflect the appropriate version number.
For instructions on how to add the Oracle 11g Instant Client to installations, see.
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