Activating dbForge Data Compare for Oracle

Unless activated, the full-featured dbForge Data Compare for Oracle Standard edition works on the trial basis for 30 days. When this time period expires, the functionality of dbForge Data Compare for Oracle will be limited to the Express edition. If you want to continue using the features of the Standard edition, you need to activate the tool with the purchased activation key.

dbForge Data Compare for Oracle can be activated, online, offline and via the command line.

Online activation

This activation method requires an active Internet connection.

To activate dbForge Data Compare for Oracle online:

  1. If you have not purchased dbForge Data Compare for Oracle, click Buy Now… on the pop-up window that appears at the start of dbForge Data Compare for Oracle. If you already have your activation key, click Activate…

    Alternatively, click Activate Product on the Help menu.

    Trial period expired

  2. The Activation window opens. Copy your activation key from the e-mail that was 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.


    If you do not see the e-mail with the activation key, be advised to check your Junk/ Spam/Bulk folders. You can always retrieve your activation key at your Customer Portal page.

  3. Click Activate.

Offline activation

Offline activation allows activating dbForge Data Compare for Oracle right at the Devart website. This activation method helps to activate the product when the online activation fails.

To activate dbForge Data Compare for Oracle offline:

  1. Click the Manual Activation button on the Activation window. It opens when online activation fails.

  2. Copy the activation request text with the Copy to Clipboard button, or save it to a text file with the Save to File… button.

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

  4. Return back to the Activation window of dbForge Data Compare for Oracle and click the Load license… button. Specify the location of the downloaded .lic file and click Open.

Activation via the command line

It is possible to activate the tool using the command line:

  1. Open the command prompt.
  2. Proceed to the folder where your executable file is located.
  3. Run a command with the following syntax: /activate /key:


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

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

Activation successful