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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I obtain a Free Trial of a Derivicom Product?

    To obtain a Free Trial for any current Derivicom Product, please download your free trial today. Once you select the specific product you’d like to download and it has successfully downloaded, run or double-click the file to launch the installation wizard.

  • How can I automatically load FinOptions XL every time I start Excel?

    The installation should correctly install the Excel Add-in upon completion, but if there are issues please follow the steps outlined below.

    1. Start Excel, click Tools\Add-ins on the menu bar.
    2. Select Browse and navigate to the directory where FinOptions XL was installed. The default directory is C:\Program Files\Derivicom\FinOptions XL.
    3. Once in this directory, select the file FinOptions.xla and press OK.
    4. Once FinOptions XL has been installed, you will see Derivicom as a new menu bar item.

  • Why when I launch a sample workbook I see error and #NAME in the cells?

    The Excel Add-in, by default, is installed in the "C:\Program Files\Derivicom\FinOptions XL" directory along with the sample workbooks. If the sample workbook and Add-in were moved to separate directories, you will receive this error. To fix it, follow the steps outlined below.

    1. Unprotect each worksheet. To unprotect each, select the sheet and click Tools/Protection/Unprotect Sheet from the menu bar.
    2. Click Edit\Links on the menu bar to launch the Link Editor.
    3. Select Change Source and navigate to the directory where the program is installed and press OK.

  • What needs to be done to distribute a product using the Derivicom analytics API?

    To release software which leverages Derivicom's financial analytics library, please follow these steps.

    1. The FinOptions.dll file needs to be installed and registered on the client's computer. The file can be registered with regsvr32.exe, which is located in the system directory.
    2. The RegistrationKey property on the API needs to be set to the license key you received when the software was purchased.
    3. As per the licensing agreement accepted when the developer library was installed, you will need to include a reference to Derivicom's analytics library, viewable to your end-user, within your software.