Viewing Your License Keys

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The most recent version of MainBoss is MainBoss 4.2.2.
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The License Key table viewer shows the license keys currently recorded for your MainBoss software. It also shows the information contained in the license keys. For example, it tells you any restrictions associated with your license.

If you got to this screen by clicking Update Licenses in Administration | Licenses, see Entering Multiple License Keys for more details.

To see the table viewer, use Administration | Licenses. The table viewer window contains the following:

Application Name: Click this heading to sort the list by software modules. Click again to reverse the order (from ascending to descending or vice versa).

Expiry: Click this heading to sort the list by expiry date (if any). Click again to reverse the order.

Different license keys have different expiry types. Calendar expiry indicates that the license expires on a particular date, after which the MainBoss module will not be usable. Version expiry indicates that your software will continue to be usable indefinitely, but the key will not work with MainBoss updates released after the given date.

License: Click this heading to sort the list by license key. Click again to reverse the order.

Apply Filter: Lets you set up a filter to select which records should be shown in the table. For more information, see Table Filters.

New License: Opens a window to add a new license key to the list. You can only receive new license keys from Thinkage Ltd. or a certified MainBoss dealer.

Edit: This drop-down button offers several possible actions:

Edit: Opens an editor window to let you edit the selected record.

View: Opens an editor window where you can examine the selected record.

Delete: Deletes the record that's currently selected.

Print: Opens a window to print your license keys. For more information, see Printing License Keys.

Update Licenses: If you click this button, MainBoss opens a window that lets you enter several license keys at a time. This is useful if, for example, Thinkage sends you new license keys in an email message—just copy all the keys from the message, click Update Licenses, and paste the copied keys into the resulting box. For more details, see Entering Multiple License Keys.

Search: Lets you search through the list of records for a particular record. For more information, see Searching for a Particular Record. The Search button has an accompanying drop-down list containing the following:

Find Next: Uses the same search condition(s) as your most recent search and finds the next record in the table that matches the condition(s). If the search reaches the end of the table without finding a matching record, it goes to the start of the table and continues the search.

Find Previous: Same as Find Next except that it goes backward in the table. If the search reaches the start of the table without finding a matching record, it goes to the end of the table and continues the search.

Refresh: Updates the list to reflect any recent changes.

Close: Closes the window.

For more information on license keys, see License Keys. For more information on creating or editing license key records, see Entering License Keys Manually. For information on entering multiple license keys, see Entering Multiple License Keys. For general information on table viewers, see Using Table Viewers.

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