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    Default Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    I've just downloaded and installed QReportBuilder for the first time on my PC.

    I configured QODBC using the QReportBuilder QODBC Data Setup Screen application that was installed with QReportBuilder

    When I click on the Test connection button I get a dialog box which states that the QODBC Expired Evaluation.

    Why is this and how do I get round this issue?

    Andy

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Andy

    What is the QB version, year, country, and edition that you are using?

    Did you previously trial QODBC prior to QReportBuilder?

    Sorry for the inconvenience.

    You can use the demo data that is included without having to use the QODBC link to get to your data. That is offered not as an excuse, but a way for you to continue to trial until we figure out the issue.

    I know you want to look at your data and you will.

    Edit: Of course another option is to use a different computer. Seems like most people have multiple machines these days... ;)
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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    To the best of my knowledge my PC has never previously has a trial of QODBC or QReportBuilder installed.

    Actually I have purchased a copy of QReportBuilder and although the key provided was accepted by QReportBuilder I am unable to use that key to activate QODBC.

    I am using the UK version of QuickBooks Accountant 2006 (Version 10 Release R9P)

    I've also attached a couple of screen shots which show the error

    The first screenshot is from the About tab and shows that the evaluation period has 29 days remaining.

    After clicking the Test Connection button I get a window which states that the Evaluation has expired!

    Andy

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    When can I expect a response?

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    I've passed this forward to the tech staff..

    QRB should be using a different instance of the QODBC so it shouldn't be connected to any QODBC trial.

    Typically there is no configuration needed for QRB and QODBC... I wonder if something got set incorrectly...

    I had an issue with another user yesterday on a VISTA machine( not a normal occurrence) and couldn't figure it out. So we tried another VISTA machine that the user said was configured just like the first one. QRB/QODBC worked flawlessly on the second machine...

    Do you have another machine to try this with?
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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    The PC is running XP SP2.

    Can't you provide me with a working serial number for QODBC as there is clearly something not right with the existing license.

    I've done a search on the QODBC KB and there was a problem reported with licensing relating to the country version of QB. As I understand it for QODBC it is necessary to specify the country variant of QB when installing QODBC. This was not the case for QRB. Could this have something to do with the problem?

    Andy

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Andy

    You've mentioned that you're testing via the QODBC setup screen.

    As I said, you shouldn't have to deal with the QODBC setup screen.

    Have you tried refreshing the company table from QRB?
    It should be a short refresh - 1 record.

    edit: in addition, what are your windows regional settings?
    Last edited by Al Buchholz; 05-06-2008 at 02:05 PM.
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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    I've tried another PC and get the same error.

    1) Install QB
    2) Apply updates
    3) Check QB is running OK with live data
    4) Install QRB
    5) Launch QB
    6) Launch QRB
    7) Click Update Now button and select a single table

    Get same error message

    Not very impressed

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Andy

    Can you email a phone number that I can call you with?

    alb@bookwood.com
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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Andy

    I sent you a private message with a 30 trial code for QODBC. Let me know if that clears the problem.

    Also, please look at the system DNS information to see if the drivers installed properly.

    I've attached an image of what is on my machine for you to compare with.
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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Hi,

    I know this is an old thread, but it looked appropriate...

    I have installed the evaluation version of QReportBuilder and get the same problem - expired evaluation version of QODBC.

    I've previously evaluated v8 qodbc (which is why I'm now looking at QRB ;)). Tried removing the driver and installing v9, but no luck (and not surprised, either).

    My setup is QBi 2009-2009 Premier (Australia) running on XP SP3.

    Any tips for new players?

    TIA

    Chris

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Quote Originally Posted by Mack88 View Post
    Any tips for new players?
    Chris

    Sorry to hear that you are having trouble with this. I'll try to get an answer for you in the next 24 hours...

    I think it's today's evening here, and tomorrow's morning there, so I won't try to say I'll have the answer today or tomorrow - too confusing for me... ;)
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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Al,

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    In terms of the time travel, I'm pretty sure that today here is yesterday there...

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    The resolution to the expired trial issue is to download a couple of small files that update the QODBC driver.

    Please use this link if you have trouble with the QODBC driver.

    Thank you for your patience.

    QODBC Driver Updates for QReportBuilder
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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Oddly enough, I encountered this same problem today on an XP machine at client location. They just bought latest version about a month back.

    I plan to download / install the drivers tomorrow.

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    I know this is old but I have the same problem. Downloaded current version for trial. Refresh data to point to my file. QB permissions dialog comes up, allow access. QODBC dialog "trial expired" dialog comes up. Won't let me past without buying QODBC. I have QODBC from Enterprise 10 installed and QRB 8 installed.
    Thanks
    Bob

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Bob

    Sorry to hear about that issue again..

    Try manually running QODBCA.EXE found in the program files that QReportBuilder is installed into.

    If no joy with that, email me at alb@bookwood.com

    thanks
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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Worked. Thanks
    Bob

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    Default Re: Brand new install does not work QODBC Expired Evaluation

    Thanks for letting us know. Sorry about that...
    Al Buchholz
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    When we triage a problem it is much easier to read sample systems than to read a mind.

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