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[QODBC-Desktop] How to activate QODBC
Posted by brad waddell on 12 March 2009 05:21 PM

How to Activate QODBC

Purchase QODBC CDKEY

     When you first install QODBC it automatically activates a "once-off" FREE 30 Day Evaluation... beyond which QODBC will stop working and you will need to purchase a CDKEY. Once you have received your CDKEY you need to click on Start -> All Programs -> locate the QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks program group on your desktop. Click on the Configure QODBC Data Source icon to launch the setup program.

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 Go To "System DSN" Tab >> select "QuickBooks Data" >> click "Configure">>
 
Alternate :
For 32-bit OS :
C:\windows\System32\odbcad32.exe

For 64-bit OS :
C:\windows\sysWOW64\odbcad32.exe

( open only ONE "odbcad32.exe" at a time )
 

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     Select the Activate tab page in the QODBC Setup screen and click on the Activate button.

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     Enter your 16 digit CDKEY (with the - dashes) and click on the Activate button.

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    Activation Successful.

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Manual Activation

     Enter your 16 digit CDKEY (with the - dashes) and click on the Manual button.

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     Manual Activation can be used for computers that do not have direct Internet access or where the automated activation fails.

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     Copy the information from your computer screen into the image directly below and click on Process to generate a code to activate QODBC. Click on the Copy button to save your CDKEY.

     If you have correctly entered your CDKEY, Request Code, and Software ID, your activation will now be processed. Click on the Manual button on the computer that has QODBC installed on it and copy and enter your Serial Number, Name, Request Code and Activation Code from the above image and click on the Activate button when done. If you have entered the information incorrectly, or have exceeded your purchased quantity of license seats, you will receive a "CDKEY not found" message.

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     Your copy of QODBC is now successfully activated! Click OK to continue.

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Troubleshooting for Activation

You do not have Sufficient Permissions. 

I am unable to Activate/Deactivate the currently installed version.  I am logged in as Administrator, with admin rights, and right-clicking on the Setup and selecting "Run As Administrator" does not change the result.

You do not have Sufficient Permissions. Please run QODBC Setup Screen as Administrator. Also, make sure your current user has a password and try again.

 

Solution 1: Try from Data Source.

 

Click  Start -- > All Programs -- > QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks  -- > Configure QODBC Data Source.

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Alternative: The 32-bit ODBC manager on 64-bit Operating System can be found at C:\windows\sysWOW64\odbcad32.exe.


Switch to System DSN -- Click QuickBooks Data -- Click Configure. These will Open QODBC Setup Screen.


Switch to Activate/Deactivate window and try again.

 

General Activate Fails

      If you have entered the information incorrectly, or have exceeded your purchased quantity of license seats, you will receive a "CDKEY not found" message. You need to deactivate a license or purchase additional license seats.

      The only other reason for an activation not to work is if for example if you purchase a QODBC USA CDKEY and try to use it with the Australian version of QuickBooks or if you purchase a Desktop license and need a Server Edition license.

      Either way, you need to report the details of the actual problem by phone to your regional sales office:
      USA: FLEXquarters.com LLC on: 800-932-6448 or +1 248-360-7842
      Asia Pacific: Data Access Worldwide on: (03) 9761 3644 or +61 3 9761 3644
      UK: Architectronic Ltd on: 0845 638 3730 or +44 (0)845 638 3730

Activate On A Different Computer

      If has deactivated qodbc from first computer and then need to activate it on the new computer, but when try it, the following message appears: []returned from QODBC activation server: <html><head><title>Error</title></head><body>The parameter is incorrect. </body></html>.

      The error indicates that you are using an ADSL type connection or your firewall is preventing the connection and you will need to manually activate QODBC using the Manual activation method shown above.


Upgrade From Read Only to Desktop Read/Write Edition

      Following are steps can be followed to upgrade from Read only to a desktop Read Write edition.

      Step 1: Download the full version of QODBC from: QODBC Driver for QuickBooks Download

      Step 2: Purchase a Read/Write CDKEY from: http://www.qodbc.com/order.htm

      Step 3: Activate the Read/Write license as per above.

 

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Comments (4)
Maryellen
20 September 2012 07:30 AM
You've hit the ball out the park! Increidble!
Pete Cipriani
13 June 2017 02:58 PM
Great stuff, helped a lot. If someone doesn't have All Programs -- > QODBC Driver for use with QuickBooks -- > Configure QODBC Data Source on their workstation (I didn't) they can navigate directly to the driver (Windows\[System32 or SysWOW64]\odbcad32.exe
Dietmar Pielmeier
31 July 2017 11:14 AM
Quick question. How do I obtain the Free Read only version of QODBC that QB Enterprise says exists and will not be a trial version?
Jack
31 July 2017 12:12 PM
Hi,

When QODBC is installed on a new machine it starts with 30-day evaluation (All features are active). QODBC evaluation version will turn to Read Only edition for QuickBooks enterprise edition – automatically after 30 days (If QuickBooks Enterprise Edition v10 or above is installed).

So QODBC will turn to Read Only edition for QuickBooks enterprise edition – automatically after 30 days.
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