Activating dbForge Studio for MySQL

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

dbForge Studio for MySQL can be activated either online or offline.

Online activation

This activation method requires an active Internet connection.

To activate dbForge Studio for MySQL online:

  1. If you have not purchased dbForge Studio for MySQL, click Buy Now… on the pop-up window that appears at the start of dbForge Studio for MySQL. 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 Studio for MySQL right at the Devart web site. This activation method helps activating the product when the online activation fails.

To activate dbForge Studio for MySQL 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 web site, 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 Studio for MySQL and click the Load license… button. Specify the location of the downloaded .lic file and click Open.