To request and activate a 30-day trial license for Visual COBOL

  1. In the IDE, click Help > Micro Focus Product Help > Product Licensing.

    This opens the Micro Focus Visual COBOL Product Licensing dialog box.

  2. Type your email address in the Email address text entry field.

    You need to use the same email address you used for the registration.

  3. Select one of the following options:
    Use this if you have Internet access.
    1. Click Activate License to activate the trial license for Visual COBOL.
    Important: After clicking Finish, if you click the Cancel button in the progress dialog box to stop the activation process, the trial license might have registered on Micro Focus servers but not yet be registered on your machine. If you request a trial again then you can get a message saying that a trial license has already been used. If this happens, you should contact a Micro Focus Sales representative to obtain a new license.

    You can do this by sending an email to, or selecting Help > Micro Focus > Buy Now and using the contact options in the dialog box.

    Use this if you are not connected to the Internet.
    1. Click Send email.

      This opens your default email client and creates a new email filled in with the details to send to Micro Focus about activating the trial license for Visual COBOL.

      Note: If there is no mail client installed on your machine, click next to Send email, and click Display fields. You will be presented with a template that includes the email address, the subject and the contents of an email to send to Micro Focus using a mail client of your choice. Do not modify the details.
    2. Send the email.

      You will receive a response email with details about your authorization request.

    3. Paste the contents of the response email in the designated field in the Micro Focus Enterprise Developer Product Licensing dialog box.
    4. Click Activate License.

      This displays a message confirming your request for authorization has been successful.

    5. Click Close.

After activation, you can see how many days your trial license has remaining by selecting Help > Micro Focus > Product Licensing, or by using Micro Focus License Administration.