Question

Any tips on troubleshooting Error 2259: Database: foo.msi Table(s) Update failed?

What column in the update is causing the update to fail?

UPDATE ControlCondition SET ControlCondition.Condition = '1' WHERE ControlCondition.Dialog_='FolderForm' AND ControlCondition.Control_='AllUsersRadioGroup' AND ControlCondition.Action='Hide'

Based on orca, and reading the ms.chm, this command should work but instead

Msi API Error 80004005: Execute,Params

1: 2259 2: foo.msi 3:  4:  

Answer

You're trying to update a primary key column. You can't do that with an update. You have to delete the existing row and then add a new row.

See SQL syntax Windows Installer MSDN topic:

Modify existing records in a table UPDATE {table-list} SET {column}= {constant} [, {column}= {constant}][, ...] [WHERE {operation-list}]

UPDATE queries only work on nonprimary key columns.

See ControlCondition Table Windows Installer MSDN topic:

The ControlCondition table has the following columns.
Column Type Key Nullable
Dialog_ Identifier Y N
Control_ Identifier Y N
Action Text Y N
Condition Condition Y N

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