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Dumping a Windows Installer database

Obviously the "MsiDiff.VBS" and "Export to .IDT" tools are very handy but at times you might wish to do something like the following to automatically extract certain information:

;--- Include the correct support (MAKEMSI.MMH/DEPT.MMH for MSI Creation) ----
#include "OpenMsi.MMH"

;--- Do the work ------------------------------------------------------------
<$Msi "UISAMPLE.msi" ReadOnly="Y">
   <$TableExportToIdt>                               ;;All "normal" tables
   <$TableExportToIdt TABLE="_SummaryInformation">   ;;Output summary information
   <$TableExportToIdt TABLE="_ForceCodepage">        ;;Output database code page information
<$/Msi>


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