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Registry Entries, .INI Files, Environment Variables
Apr 2, 2013: We are currently rewriting our entire web site. This page may be useful - but is not yet complete and may contain misleading or incomplete information or inoperative links. Please check back soon for the final version. Email support@datablox.com if you have questions.

This page contains details on other information that is stored on the computer when OfficeQ6 is installed.  The installation program should suffice for most installations.

Most users will never need any of the following detail.  However, if you do any of the following you might find it valuable:

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Registry Entries

Note:  You should only need the information in this section if you are changing how OfficeQ is installed.  The installation program should suffice for most installations and you should not need to deal with the following.

Even though we have tried to keep the installation requirements as simple as possible, later versions of Windows require a strict separation of files that contain executable program code from files that contain data.  OfficeQ uses 2 'root' level file locations to separate code from data.  This allows running on Vista and Windows 7 - even with complex local area networks.

The registry entries holding these file locations are both located in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER hive of the registry. The exact location looks like this:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\VB and VBA Program Settings\datablox\RootDirs

At this location, there are 2 entries.  The first entry, DBLXCODE, contains the location of the main DataBlox program file (OfficeQ6.exe) and it's supporting files.  It is set to the location the user selected when installing the program - typically C:\Program Files\DataBlox\OfficeQ6.  This is where all directly executable (.EXE) files are installed - commonly called {app} by installation programs.

The 2nd entry, DBLXDATA, contains the location of the data files - which includes Microsoft Access and Excel files - as well as files created by the user while running OfficeQ.  This location can vary considerably with the operating system and what the user does during install.  A typical location for Windows XP would be:  C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\datablox.  Typical location for Vista or Windows 7 would be:  C:\ProgramData\datablox.  This is commonly called {commonappdata} by installation programs.

.INI Files

...description of the ini file that's supplied with OfficeQ6 itself...

Environment Variables

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