FCell can be used in Developer Mode or Runtime Mode. Developer mode gives you access to all features and is required to use FCell Ribbon and embedded code editors. In this mode you can produce workbook and Excel customizations. In Runtime Mode you can only run customizations created with FCell. Each mode requires its own developer/runtime license. The license is saved as a file FCell30_your_machine_name.dlsc or FCellRuntime30_your_machine_name.dlsc in %UserLocalAppDataFolder%\Statfactory\FCell\Licenses and it is locked to the machine hardware.

Check if developer license is installed

  1. Open Excel and go to FCell Ribbon

    FCell Menu
  2. Click on About button

    About

If no license was found you will need to get a 30 day trial or paid developer license.

Get a 30 day trial license

  1. Open Excel and go to FCell Ribbon

    FCell Menu
  2. Click on License Key button

    FCell License
  3. Leave license key field blank

  4. Make sure you have internet connection and Excel is not blocked by your Firewall (for online license activation) or send your unsigned license to FCell support by email (support at statfactory.co.uk).

  5. Click Install Trial

You should now be able to use FCell in developer mode with access to all features for 30 days.

Get a paid developer and runtime license

  1. Purchase license from FCell Website

    Within 24h you will receive developer and runtime license keys. Once you have your keys:

  2. Open Excel and go to FCell Ribbon

    FCell Menu
  3. Click on License Key button

  4. Enter your developer license key

    FCell Full License
  5. Make sure you have internet connection and Excel is not blocked by your Firewall (for online license activation) or send your unsigned license to FCell suppport by email (support at statfactory.co.uk).

  6. Click Install

Use runtime license key

Each workbook and Excel customization created with FCell needs an embedded runtime license key to run on a machine without a developer license. If no runtime key is found the customization will install automatically a 30 day runtime trial on the target machine and will stop working after 30 days.

Each runtime license key will work only on a given number of machines, as specified at the time of license purchase.

For details on how to embed runtime key in a workbook or Excel customization see Chapter "Customization Deployment".