Invantive products require a license key to run. The license key is used as basis for the billing. The configuration of license keys depends on the type of product: webserver, Windows or command line.

This article explains how to install or replace a license key in Invantive Data Hub using the command line.

Instructions

Initial Configuration

Preparations:

  • Acquire a license key from Invantive.

  • The license key will be sent by mail. When using Microsoft Outlook, check that extra line ends have not been removed as signaled below the mail subject. If so, click on “Restore line breaks“.

Perform the following steps to install a license key:

  • Start Invantive Data Hub and wait for the following message to appear:

*** Agreement ***

T. Load trial license
O. Load Open Data license
1. Load license key from file
2. Enter license key
3. Show acknowledgments
4. Show details
5. Show status
E. Exit menu.
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  • Choose option 2.

  • A license key is asked for.

  • Copy the single line of text between ‘-----BEGIN LICENSE KEY-----' and '-----END LICENSE KEY-----’ to the clipboard.

  • The key is very long and starts typically with ‘lh’ and in 70% of cases ends on ‘=’.

  • Paste the contents of the clipboard.

  • Press enter.

  • Leave the menu by choosing the option 'E'.

  • Continue use of Invantive Data Hub.

Replace License Key

Preparations:

  • Acquire a license key from Invantive.

  • The license key will be sent by mail. When using Microsoft Outlook, check that extra line ends have not been removed as signaled below the mail subject. If so, click on “Restore line breaks“.

Perform the following steps to replace a valid license key:

  • Start Invantive Data Hub and wait for the question what database to use:

*** Invantive Data Hub (17.32.46-PROD+1352 Development) on 7/6/2019 2:33:49 PM ***

(C) Copyright 2004-2018 Invantive Software BV, the Netherlands. All rights reserved.
...
*** Connect ***

Query itgenlom010: Use database name 'DEFAULT\ecbeolnl'? Question? [Y/n]
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  • Answer 'n'.

  • A message appears:

Query itgenlom005: Database name or number ('?' for list, append text to filter, '*' for discovery, 'L' for license)
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  • Answer 'L'.

  • A menu appears:

*** Agreement ***

T. Load trial license
O. Load Open Data license
1. Load license key from file
2. Enter license key
3. Show acknowledgments
4. Show details
5. Show status
E. Exit menu.
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  • Choose option 2.

  • A license key is asked for.

  • Copy the single line of text between ‘-----BEGIN LICENSE KEY-----' and '-----END LICENSE KEY-----’ to the clipboard.

  • The key is very long and starts typically with ‘lh’ and in 70% of cases ends on ‘=’.

  • Paste the contents of the clipboard.

  • Press enter.

  • Leave the menu by choosing the option 'E'.

  • Continue use of Invantive Data Hub.

Replace Invalid License Key

Preparations:

  • Acquire a license key from Invantive.

  • The license key will be sent by mail. When using Microsoft Outlook, check that extra line ends have not been removed as signaled below the mail subject. If so, click on “Restore line breaks“.

Perform the following steps to replace an invalid license key:

  • An invalid license key is signaled during start up, for instance as:

itgenlic056: Your current agreement key with ID 131...218 for agreement code 'L1...' is incompatible with the latest version of this application.

Please contact your dealer to receive an updated agreement key in version 6 or switch to a trial agreement.
Query itgencun002: Show details? Question? [y/N]
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  • Answer 'y' to replace the license key.

  • A message appears:

Error itgenuty316: The current license key is incorrect. Do you want to correct it? Question? [Y/n]
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  • Answer 'y'.

  • A menu appears:

*** Agreement ***

T. Load trial license
O. Load Open Data license
1. Load license key from file
2. Enter license key
3. Show acknowledgments
4. Show details
5. Show status
E. Exit menu.
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  • Choose option 2.

  • A license key is asked for.

  • Copy the single line of text between ‘-----BEGIN LICENSE KEY-----' and '-----END LICENSE KEY-----’ to the clipboard.

  • The key is very long and starts typically with ‘lh’ and in 70% of cases ends on ‘=’.

  • Paste the contents of the clipboard.

  • Press enter.

  • Leave the menu by choosing the option 'E'.

  • Continue use of Invantive Data Hub.