SQL Complete activation

SQL Complete activation

Unless activated, dbForge SQL Complete works on the trial basis for 30 days. When the trial expires, dbForge SQL Complete must be activated with a purchased activation key.

Note

To check the current status of your trial period or the status of your license, go to the SQL Complete menu, point at Help and click About.

Trial status

dbForge SQL Complete can be activated either online or offline.

Online activation

This activation method requires Internet connection.

To activate dbForge SQL Complete online:

1. On the SQL Complete menu, point at Help and click Activate Product. The Activation window opens. Copy your activation key from the e-mail that has been sent to you after your purchase, and paste it into the edit box. The activation key looks like a long sequence of letters and digits.

Activation window

2. Click Activate.

Note

If you haven’t received the e-mail with the activation key, check your Junk/Spam/Bulk folders.

You can always retrieve your activation key at your Customer Portal page.

Offline activation

Offline activation allows activating dbForge SQL Complete from the Devart website. This activation method helps activating the product when online activation fails.

To activate dbForge SQL Complete offline:

1. In the Activation window, click Manual Activation.

Manual activation

2. To copy the activation request text, Copy to Clipboard.

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To save the activation request text to a text file, click Save to File.

Manual activation

3. Open the Manual Product Activation page on the Devart website, paste the copied text in the text box, and click Download license. The license file with the .lic extension is downloaded to your computer.

Activation page

4. Return back to the Activation window of dbForge SQL Complete, click Load license, specify the location of the downloaded .lic file, and then click Open.

Activation via the command line

It is possible to activate SQL Complete using the command line:

1. Open Command Prompt.

2. Navigate to the folder where the executable file is located.

3. Run a command with the following syntax:

sqlcomplete.com /activate /key:

Note

You need to enter your activation key after the colon symbol.

In case of successful installation, you will see the following:

Activation successful

Note

To learn how to activate and use SQL Complete Express Edition, see How to activate and use SQL Complete Express.

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