I need to use the free ODBC Driver 1.6 for iModel to extract file metadata, but when i try to use it in Excel, a popup window appears, telling me to insert a valid SELECT server in my LicenseTool.I tried to switch to evaluation mode, but unfortunately nothing changes. Is there any way to fix this ?Thanks.
This component requires a license named "iModel ODBC Driver 1.6" which is provided free of charge on any active SELECT contract, hence why you are being prompted for SELECTserver license settings. A SELECT contract with no purchased products includes it along with a number of other free products while also providing pay-as-you-go access to most of our software portfolio. A sales representative can provide further details, if interested.
Jeremy Hoesly said:This component requires a license named "iModel ODBC Driver 1.6" which is provided free of charge on any active SELECT contract
It's a big surprise, because i-model ODBC drivers were always been promoted as Bentley iWare, applications "for everybody", and even in the description there is no information about SELECT contract requirement.
But I treat it as obsolete, not well supported and not maintained low quality piece of software anyway, so even when it's not for everybody, I am fine.
BTW Why it's Bentley standard policy to never provide clear, using normal words (not Bentley newspeak, not understandable to anybody outside Bentley, especially not English native speakers), whether product is free (no license), licensed for free (license is provided for free), free as a part of specific service etc?
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