Starting the PowerBuilder Installer

If the PowerBuilder Installer executable (PowerBuilderInstaller_bootstrapper.exe) does not start automatically, you should be able to start it manually from your download directory.

  1. Double click PowerBuilderInstaller_bootstrapper.exe to start the PowerBuilder Installer (you must have administrator privileges to run the installer).

  2. Select to agree to the license terms and click Continue.

  3. Click Install/Modify under PowerBuilder 2019 R3.

    For those who prefer to use the traditional offline installer, s/he can select Download Offline Installer and then select the programs and components s/he wants to download. This will download the offline installer.

    For those who want to upgrade the program, s/he can click Update and then select the EBF or MR package for the program s/he wants to upgrade.

  4. Select PowerBuilder IDE from the Programs tab.

    PowerBuilder Installer will also check if the prerequisites have been installed; if not installed, a warning message (and installation instructions if any) will be displayed on the right of page.

    If no PowerBuilder Runtime has been installed on the machine before, then select to install PowerBuilder Runtime from the Components tab, as PowerBuilder IDE requires a runtime to start. If a compatible version of PowerBuilder Runtime has already been installed, you could use the existing version or select to install the latest version of PowerBuilder Runtime from the Components tab. PowerBuilder Runtime is always installed to %systemdrive%\Program Files (x86)\Appeon\Common\PowerBuilder\Runtime [version]. For more details, refer to the section called “Installing PowerBuilder Runtime” in Application Techniques.

    If you want to install SnapDevelop, .NET DataStore, and PowerScript Migrator, follow the installation instructions in Installation Guide for SnapDevelop.

    If you want to install PowerServer (PB Edition), PowerServer Toolkit, PowerServer Help, and PowerServer Web Component, follow the installation instructions in the Installing PowerServer 2019 R3 section in the Installation Guide for PowerServer (PB Edition).

  5. Based on the program(s) you selected, the available components will be shown in the Components tab. Select the components you want to install.

    The required components or prerequisites are automatically selected and cannot be de-selected. The installed components/prerequisites will still be listed but cannot be selected (the selection box is greyed out). And you would also have the chance to select to install the latest version of PowerBuilder Runtime on the Components tab.

  6. In the Locations tab, use the default download location and installation location or specify where you want the program(s) to be downloaded and installed.

  7. In the Additional Options tab, specify a PostgreSQL or SQL Anywhere engine for running the PowerBuilder demo database.

    A 32-bit ODBC driver is required as PowerBuilder IDE is a 32-bit program.

    If you specify the PostgreSQL engine, make sure both the PostgreSQL client (included in Command Line Tools of the PostgreSQL Windows installer) and PostgreSQL ODBC driver (32-bit) are installed.

  8. Click Install to begin the installation.

  9. When installation is complete, read the status message carefully to make sure installation is successful, and then click Restart Now to restart the machine immediately or click Restart Later to manually restart the machine later.