Altova EBA Add-in for Excel, Version 2024r2 Basic Edition

Installation and Licensing

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To install the EBA XBRL Add-in, download the executable from the Altova Download Center. Run the executable and follow the steps to complete the installation. You will need to accept the license agreement and privacy policy in order to proceed with the installation. Make sure to download the executable corresponding to your operating system and Excel platform (32-bit or 64-bit). The 32-bit executable can be installed on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows. However, the 32-bit executable supports only Excel 32-bit. Note that If you have Excel 32-bit and install the 64-bit version of the add-in, you will still be running the 32-bit version.


After the installation, a new tab called EBA becomes available in the Excel ribbon. To view the current version of the add-in, open the add-in tab in the Excel ribbon and click About EBA Add-In.


Possible installation issues

After the installation of the add-in, when you first launch Excel, the add-in's DLL files are copied to C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\assembly\dl3. The Microsoft ASR rules might block the execution of the DLL files from that location and the installation of the add-in. If you experience problems with the installation of the add-in, make sure to check the group policies configured for your system.



To be able to use the EBA XBRL Add-in, you need a valid license key code. To purchase a new key code or request a free evaluation from the Altova website, open the add-in ribbon and click Add-In Activation. You will see instructions on how to get a new license from Altova or manage an existing license.


After you purchase a license from Altova, follow the same steps as above to open the activation dialog box and upload the license file. Alternatively, you can upload the purchased licenses to Altova LicenseServer running on your organization's network. Altova LicenseServer is a free product that helps organizations manage all Altova licenses in a centralized place. See also License Information.


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