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Merge PATH Variable in a CG

When you have 2 packages in a CG each containing a PATH variable, only the lowest package wins. PATH variable is treated like any other file/registry conflict.
The ability to merge the PATH variables should be given, as the workaround is a nightmare.
You have to copy - paste the expanded variable from every package in your CG into package 0.
For example:
[{ProgramFilesX86}]\123\ becomes C:\ProgramData\App-V\pGUID\vGUID\Root\VFS\ProgramFilesX86\123.
With optional CGs, you still have to perform this workaround. Every time you have a new version of a package to add to the (optional) CG you risk breaking the whole CG for your entire environment, even for people that do not use the newly added package.

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      • Andrew GAndrew G commented  · 

        In App-V 5.1 I tested this (briefly) and it appears to working! 2 packages with different PATH variables merge in a CG as expected, even with package order merging the variable in the correct order.

        Good job!

      • Andrew GAndrew G commented  · 

        Note to admins: I removed my points as it doesn't appear the topic will be closed.

      • Andrew GAndrew G commented  · 

        Since this will be added in 5.1, could the idea be closed (so I can recover my points)?

      • SoftgriderSoftgrider commented  · 

        With App-V 5.1 they will be merged.

      • Roy EssersRoy Essers commented  · 

        This is indeed a must have.. at the moment I created a script which adds add dynamically to a dummy package which is highest in de CG.

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