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Activating Visual DataFlex Personal

Activation is the final step to validate your Visual DataFlex Personal license. The activation process occurs after installing your Registration Code.  It involves getting a unique "activation code" for the computer VDF Personal is installed on. If the computer has an internet connection, activation can be accomplished directly, on-line in under a minute. We recommend that you use on-line activation if an internet connection is available.

How to activate Visual DataFlex Personal on-line...
When the Activation dialog is displayed  - simply click the "Get Activation Code" button and, when the code is displayed, enter it in the box on the Activation screen.  During the on-line activation process, the Visual DataFlex Personal Serial Number and Computer ID are automatically sent to Data Access to generate the activation code.  No personally identifiable information is collected by Data Access Worldwide during the activation process.

Manual activation (no internet connection)...
If there is no internet connection on the target computer, you can get the activation code over the internet using another computer or by telephoning a Data Access Worldwide regional office. In either case, when activating without a direct internet connection, the process begins with gathering the necessary information.

Step 1 - Gather information

You must have two items of information ready to enable the creation of the activation code:

  1. Your Visual DataFlex Serial Number
  2. Your Computer ID - a unique number based on the hardware configuration of the computer system
Your Visual DataFlex Serial Number can be obtained from a variety of sources:
  1. The registration information provided with your Visual DataFlex Personal license
  2. The Help | About | System Info dialog box of Visual DataFlex Studio
  3. From the developer of an application created with Visual DataFlex Personal

Your Computer ID is a number displayed on the left side of the Activation screen shown when you start the Visual DataFlex software after you have registered it. When you have your Serial Number and Computer ID, proceed to Step 2 - Internet if you intend to get your activation code using another, internet-connected computer, or Step 2 - Telephone if you intend to call for your activation code.

Step 2 - Internet - get activation code on another computer

Activation Web PageGo to any internet-connected computer and browse to the following web page:

When it loads, you will be prompted to enter your Serial Number and Computer ID.  After clicking "Activate Visual DataFlex", your activation code will be displayed. Proceed to Step 3.

Step 2 - Telephone - call Data Access Worldwide

The four regional Data Access Worldwide offices are listed below. We recommend that you call the one closest to you but you may call any of them to get an activation code. Especially if you are activating during non-business hours in your region, feel free to call any office that might be open for business when you want to activate.

When you call, state that you need an "Activation Code for Visual DataFlex Personal". You will be asked for your Serial Number and Computer ID and, in just a few seconds, will be provided with the Activation Code number for your computer. When you have the activation code for your computer, proceed to Step 3.

Data Access Worldwide Regional Offices

Asia-Pacific:  +61 (0)3 9761 3644

Europe:  +31 (0)74 2555 609

Brazil and South America (depending upon your telecommunications carrier):

+55 015 11 3262-2000
+55 021 11 3262-2000
+55 023 11 3262-2000

North America:  +1-305-238-0012

If you prefer, contact your country’s Data Access Worldwide representative directly.

Step 3 - Install the Activation Code

When you have the Activation Code, enter it in the box on the Activation dialog displayed on your screen and click the "Activate" button. The number will be stored and your Visual DataFlex Personal license will be fully functional; no further activation or registration steps are required.


If you encounter difficulty or need assistance with the Activation process, either on-line or via telephone, you may call a regional office for help or send an email to

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