EVALUATION COPY error message on ACTIVEREPORTS 2 report

Posted by: khushbu-gupta on 4 August 2017, 3:23 pm EST

  • Posted 4 August 2017, 3:23 pm EST

    Hope someone can help me here. I am using ActiveReports2 (Standard I think) in a VB6 application that I have created for a client. I have created lots of reports in AR 2.

    However I get the following report footer at the bottom of each and every report created in AR2.

    Copyright 1998-2003 Data Dynamics . This is an evaluation copy. Visit www.datadynamics.com for more information. For support during evaluation please send email to

    As far as I know they NEVER had this message until they recently asked me to make some changes to the existing reports (report format) and now when I recompile the VB6 application into an .EXE, this message comes up. I cant understand y I would get this message now and not earlier when all I have changed is some formatting on the ACTIVEREPORTS2 report.

    Unfortunately the client has no records of the Licencing status of this application.

    Can someone highlight any technical or other reason for this Report Footer Disclaimer

    Any help will be much appreciated.

  • Replied 4 August 2017, 3:23 pm EST


    In order to fix this issue, you will need to run the licensed installer for ActiveReports 2.0 on your machine, enter your license details and license your machine again. In addition to this, you will need to recompile your existing application in order to avoid the evaluation banner on running the exe.

    I would request you to kindly send your ActiveReports 2.0 serial key to our support E-Mail address supportone@componentone.com. If you do not have the serial key then you may send the name of the company or the developer name under whom the license is registered.

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