Downloads of v 2021.3:


Last Update:

11 Aug 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Perforce


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P4V: Helix Visual Client

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2021.3 | Updated: 11 Aug 2021



Downloads of v 2021.3:


Software Author(s):

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P4V: Helix Visual Client 2021.3

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3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

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To install P4V: Helix Visual Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade P4V: Helix Visual Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall P4V: Helix Visual Client, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade p4v -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade p4v -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure p4v installed
    name: p4v
    state: present
    version: 2021.3
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'p4v' do
  action    :install
  version  '2021.3'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: p4v,
    Version: 2021.3,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller p4v
   Name     = 'p4v'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2021.3'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'p4v':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2021.3',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install p4v version="2021.3" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11 Aug 2021.


Helix Visual Client (P4V) comes with Helix Core –– version control from Perforce.
It allows developers to:

  • Easily customize their workspace.
  • Visualize the flow of change using Perforce Streams.
  • Initiate code reviews.
  • Submit files back into Helix Core.

$packageName = 'p4v'
$version = 'r21.3'
$baseurl = "$version"
$url = "$baseurl/bin.ntx64/p4vinst64.exe"
$checksum64 = ((Invoke-WebRequest "$baseurl/bin.ntx64/SHA256SUMS" -UseBasicParsing).RawContent.ToString().Split() | Select-String -Pattern 'p4vinst64.exe' -SimpleMatch -Context 1,0 ).ToString().Trim().Split()[0]

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  installerType	 = 'EXE'
  url            = $url
  checksum       = $checksum64
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs	 = '/s /v"/qn"'

Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
$packageName = 'p4v'
$registryUninstallerKeyName = '{161E4F2C-F241-4DAB-A40E-7F625435132B}'
$shouldUninstall = $true
$local_key     = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
# local key 6432 probably never exists
$local_key6432   = "HKCU:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
$machine_key   = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
$machine_key6432 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
$file = @($local_key, $local_key6432, $machine_key, $machine_key6432) `
    | ?{ Test-Path $_ } `
    | Get-ItemProperty `
    | Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString
if ($file -eq $null -or $file -eq '') {
    Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    $shouldUninstall = $false

$installerType = 'MSI'
# The MSI helper doesn't have a separate argument for specifying the key so silentArgs is used.
# Also note that the helper prepends /X so the key must be listed first
$silentArgs = "$registryUninstallerKeyName /Q"
$validExitCodes = @(0)
if ($shouldUninstall) {
 Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
P4V: Helix Visual Client 2021.2 70 Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Approved
P4V: Helix Visual Client 2021.1 9115 Friday, February 5, 2021 Approved
P4V: Helix Visual Client 2020.3 1045 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Approved
P4V: Helix Visual Client 2020.2 3463 Friday, August 21, 2020 Approved
P4V: Helix Visual Client 2020.1 2611 Friday, April 17, 2020 Approved
P4V: Helix Visual Client 2019.2 7192 Sunday, November 24, 2019 Approved
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