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Frequently Asked Questions

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1. How to order a license for Universal SQL Editor?
Please go to the Purchase page, choose a license type to purchase, specify a computer name or a register name and quantity to order (i.e. number of users), and click the "Buy Now" button to submit your order to our payment partner.
2. Is it safe to purchase online?
Ordering is completely safe because our online store resides on a secure server and your credit card details are protected at all times using state of the art encryption technology. Please note that we do not store credit card information anywhere. Before transferring, all information is encrypted using SSL industry-standard encryption.
3. What shall I receive after payment?
A unique serial number will be e-mailed to the address you specified at the payment site within two business days.
4. I didn't receive my serial number.
Please check if the serial number has delivered to your spam/junk mail folder, or please contact Support with an additional contact.


1. What types of licenses do you provide?
There are two types of licenses: computer usage license and user usage license, which computer usage license is a machine-based license that each license ties to a fixed computer name and will work with that computer only; On the other hand, user usage license is a user-based license that one license is required per person and Internet connection is required for software activation.
2. How often can I activate my user usage license?
Each user usage license can have maximum of 3 activations every month or 10 activations every year.
3. Can I update to the latest version of Universal SQL Editor for free?
Yes, but please uninstall the previous version before installing the latest one, Note: Neither re-input of registration information nor software re-activation will be required for version update.
4. What kind of license should I buy if computer name may be changed in the future?
If computer name may be changed in the future, you should buy user usage license.


1. What is the difference between trial version and registered version?
The trial version is a fully functional product. You can use it for evaluation purpose. If you want to use it on a regular basis, you must register it.
2. How do I register Universal SQL Editor? I have the serial number I purchased.
Please choose "Register" function from the "Help" menu, paste the serial number from authorization e-mail, key in your registered name and then restart Universal SQL Editor to complete registration. Note: Internet connection is required by user usage license for software activation.
3. Could you describe more about the software activation?
Once you have inputted your serial number and registered name, Universal SQL Editor will send HTTP request via port 80 to activate the software. If you can access this website from the computer that running the software, you should be able to activate the software in a few seconds; otherwise, please follow the procedure in the Activation page to activate the software manually.
4. I lost my serial number, how do I do?
You can send an e-mail to Support and specify the e-mail address, the computer name or the registered name that you used during the purchase, our support executive will assist you.


1. How to develop stored procedures with Universal SQL Editor?
Please make sure you have set the correct statement delimiter in Options dialog. For example, you may use '@' as statement delimiter for developing DB2 stored procedures, and use "GO" as batch delimiter for developing SQL Server or Sybase stored procedures.
2. Why does Universal SQL Editor fail to initialize? I'm running Windows Vista or above.
Please make sure that Universal SQL Editor has read/write access to registry at HKCU, and option "Protect my computer and data from unauthorized program activity" in "Run As" dialog box is not checked.
3. When I tried to connect database I receive "Driver's SQLAllocHandle on SQL_HANDLE_ENV failed" error, I'm using Windows Vista or Windows 7.
Please try to run the program as administrator.
4. When I tried to connect DB2 database I receive "An unsupported operation was attempted" error.
Please click the "Bind CLI/ODBC support utilities" in DB2 ODBC driver setup.
5. Can I run Universal SQL Editor with Windows XP.
Yes, but only with the version or below, which can be downloaded here.