License keys in Dataedo

Applies to: Dataedo 5.x versions, Article available also for: 9.x, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x
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What editions are available?

There are three editions:

  • Free
  • Standard
  • Pro

What is a license key?

The license key is a set of 256 characters (in 8 lines) provided for license holders and trial users. You enter this key into Dataedo editor or Administration Console.

Each key:

  1. can be used by a defined number of users (one or more)
  2. has one edition and type, e.g. Dataedo 5 Pro Perpetual or Dataedo Standard - 1 Year.
  3. has one holder assigned - this is usually a name of the business that purchased a license.

Key has a form of 8 lines of 32 letters:


Perpetual vs time constrained license keys

Each edition comes with perpetual license and 1 year license. Perpetual license is perpetual and a user has right to all the updates only for a major version (5.x for instance).

What is a trial key?

Trial key works like a Pro key, but it is valid for 30 days and some features contain 'Trial' watermark.

Where is license key stored?

License key may be stored in two locations:

  1. On your workstation, tied to your installation - this location is used when working with file repositories.
  2. In a repository - if you connect to a server repositories you are using license key saved in a repository. The key saved in your workstation is ignored.

It is possible (and acceptable) to use different keys in every repository.

Learn about two Dataedo repository types.

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