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License Error sub-code: 18 with Visualization Designer 1.0

Technote (troubleshooting)


Installed Visualization Designer on Windows 7 64 bit, launch the license wizard and enter the given authorization code. However, when it executes, it returns the error message:
"License Error: No license key found. Error sub-code: 18"

Diagnosing the problem

The license file, the lock code, the authorization code are all valid and match. Suggest the customer to re-run the License Authorization Wizard as administrator, but the error still persists.

Resolving the problem

Changing the lock code to 4-***** and re-run the License Authorization Wizard resolved this problem. To do this, please follow the steps below:

1) Locate the file named 'echoid.dat' Visualization Designer installation directory:
2) Right-click on echoid.dat.
3) Select Properties.
4) De-select (uncheck) the 'Read-only' file attribute (under 'Attributes').
5) Select Apply.
6) Select OK.
7) Right-click on the file named 'echoid.dat'.
8) Select Open (or Open With).
9) Select Notepad from the list of available programs.
10) Edit the contents to the following sequence of letters and numbers:
11) Select File.
12) Select Save.
13) Select File.
14) Select Exit.
15) Right click the License Authorization Wizard and select "Run as administrator", enter your code. And launch the application again.

Document information

More support for: SPSS Visualization Designer

Software version: 1.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1618766

Modified date: 30 November 2012