Activation

Unless activated, dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server works on the trial basis for 30 days. When this time period expires, dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server must be activated with the purchased activation key.

dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server can be activated either online or offline.

Online activation

This activation method requires an active Internet connection.

To activate dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server, do the following:

  1. If you have not purchased dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server, click Buy Now on the pop-up window that appears at the start of dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server. If you have your activation key, click Activate. Alternatively, click Activate Product on the Help menu.

  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.

    Activation window

  3. Click Activate.

Note
If you do not see the e-mail with the activation key, check your Junk/ Spam/ Bulk folders. You can always retrieve your activation key on your CustomerPortal page.

Offline activation

Offline activation allows activating dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server right at the Devart website. This activation method helps activating the product when the online activation fails.

To activate dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server offline:

  1. On the Activation window, click Manual Activation. It opens when online activation fails.

    Manual Activation

  2. Copy the activation request text with Copy to Clipboard, or save it to a text file with Save to Fileā€¦.

    Manual Activation

  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.

    Activation Page

  4. Return back to the Activation window of dbForge Query Builder for SQL Server and click Load license.

  5. Specify the location of the downloaded .lic file and click Open.