[wix-users] [Wix]: MSI package creation failed due to sequence of " passing as an argument

David Watson dwatson at sdl.com
Thu Feb 18 06:48:38 PST 2016

Try wrapping your constant in quotes.

It looks like its currently being replaced as

And the ; are splitting the string up.

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-----Original Message-----
From: wix-users [mailto:wix-users-bounces at lists.wixtoolset.org] On Behalf Of Dileep S
Sent: 18 February 2016 13:00
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Subject: [wix-users] [Wix]: MSI package creation failed due to sequence of " passing as an argument

Dear All,

I have found one issue while building WixProject.
In my wixproject file i have added one constant variable in <DefineConstants>.


This $(cmdArg) value will be passed from the command line argument.

/p:cmdArg=""""" "E:\WorkFolder\BuildMSI.wixproj" /t:Rebuild

Following error is displayed after compiling wixproject.

*"E:\WorkFolder\BuildMSI.wixproj" (Rebuild target) (1) ->(Compile target)
*  candle.exe : error CNDL0288: The variable '&quot' with value '' was previously declared with value ''. [E:\WorkFolder\BuildMSI.wixproj]*

Please help me how to solve this issue.

This issue occurs only when sequence of " passing as an argument.

Thanks in advance.


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