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Use Environment Variable to Shorten Path Usage

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Category: General
Forum Name: Feature Requests
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URL: http://www.tmssoftware.com/site/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1069
Printed Date: 11 Nov 2019 at 9:31pm


Topic: Use Environment Variable to Shorten Path Usage
Posted By: Labuschagne Marius
Subject: Use Environment Variable to Shorten Path Usage
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2011 at 5:27am
Hi,

I would like to recommend that TMS starts making use of an System Environment Variable to shorten the used space in the system PATH.

Currently if you use various components, for exach component the following is added to the path variable:
F:\Documents and Settings\Marius\My Documents\tmssoftware\TMS Diagram Studio\bpl\
F:\Documents and Settings\Marius\My Documents\tmssoftware\TMS Workflow Studio\bpl\
etc

This then causes issues when installing other components, as the PATH can only be a certain length.

I do not know if this will help, but possibly making use of a system variable like below will reduce the size it currently takes up.

Variable TMS = F:\Documents and Settings\Marius\My Documents\tmssoftware

Then when the installer/s adds the to the PATH it may use something like the following:

%TMS%\TMS Diagram Studio\bpl\
%TMS%\TMS Workflow Studio\bpl\
etc

which is significantly shorter than the current standard.

Sure I know we can change it ourselves, but after every update we will have to adjust it again.

Regards
Marius




Replies:
Posted By: Bruno Fierens
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2011 at 6:18am
It's already on the feature request list for consideration,
although it is non trivial to force in all cases that any of our products are installed under the same folder
\Documents and Settings\Marius\My Documents\tmssoftware
We know from experience that several users have other choices where to install the software.


Posted By: Labuschagne Marius
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2011 at 6:35am
Perfect, thank you for considering Bruno.

Regards
Marius


Posted By: Christophersen Alf
Date Posted: 24 May 2013 at 12:04pm
What's the rationale behind placing the bpl's and alike in non-standard places when IDE already has such a path already defined ?



Posted By: Bruno Fierens
Date Posted: 24 May 2013 at 12:12pm
Fixed path for deployment, as we control it and thus also easier & safer cleanup.



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