[wix-users] Transform Error

Farrukh Waheed farrukh1 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 7 08:21:47 PDT 2016

As far I know, IS adds its own entries in msi tables, which WIX doesn't
have. I'm not sure if you are creating IS specific tables and entries in
your WIX. So transform might not be able to find the changes to do... but
not sure, as I worked with transforms almost 6 years ago.

On 7 April 2016 at 19:45, Jan Bungeroth <jbungeroth at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I am currently migrating from InstallShield to WiX. I want to be able to do
> a minor upgrade from the last InstallShield version to my new WiX project.
> My WiX project is based on the Dark output and mainly edited for
> readability,
> I kept the Product Id, Component GUIDs, and Upgrade Code, incremented the
> version number and gave the Package a new Id. Minor upgrades from my
> software installed by WiX to a newer version also built with WiX work.
> But when I try to do a minor upgrade from the last InstallShield version I
> get a Transformation Error. When applying the 1033.MST several entries get
> transformed until the transformation fails with
> DEBUG: Error 2251:  Database:  Transform: Cannot delete row that doesn't
> exist. Table: Property
> 1: 2251 2:  3: Property
> Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are
> valid.
> Since I have no clue left, I welcome any suggestion on how to debug this
> problem.
> Thanks
> Jan
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