[QODBC-Desktop] Upgrading QODBC and New CDKey
Posted by Juliet (QODBC Support) on 01 September 2011 07:11 AM

Upgrading QODBC and New CDKEY

QODBC and QuickBooks Compatibility

QODBC is not upward compatible, only backward, meaning you need version 11 of QODBC to work with QuickBooks 2011. Version 11 of the driver will work with all QuickBooks 2002- 2011 Pro and Higher editions. The Read Only version of QODBC is included with QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions 11.

QODBC Upgrade and New CDKEY

With each major new release of QuickBooks, we build a new driver, incorporating what Intuit opens up to us as developers and new features we add to the driver itself. So each time our user upgrades his QODBC to a major new version (10 to 11, for example), the QODBC would require a new CDKey to activate. But when upgrading to a new release of a significant build of QODBC (such as from to, New CDKey is NOT needed.

Please see also: How to activate QODBC for more about activation as a reference.


Keywords: CD KEY

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Michael Mills
13 May 2013 12:16 PM
What would be helpful is an explanation of the process once you have purchased the upgrade key.
Michael Mills
08 April 2015 06:51 PM
The process (I have been through it twice now), is extremely painless. The only "gotcha" is that there is no evaluation for the new version. You have to have purchased your license key up front, or request an evaluation CD Key from QODBC if you are unsure if it will work.

All the settings came across to the upgraded software.
09 April 2015 08:37 AM
Hi Michael,

You will get 30 day evaluation first time on a fresh installation of QODBC (i.e. QODBC is installed first time on the machine). If you already have QODBC installed & you are upgrading version for example upgrading version from 14 to 15, then you will not get evaluation. In this case you need to upgrade license.
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