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Download and Install FlexRule Designer with a Trial License

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To get started you’ll need to install:

  1. FlexRule Runtime to run business logic.
  2. FlexRule Designer to create and edit business logic.

You can watch the video tutorial below or follow the step-by-step tutorial.

Video Tutorial

Step-by-Step Tutorial

1. Create a FlexRule Account

You’ll need a FlexRule account to download and install FlexRule products.

If you already have a FlexRule account, you can skip this step.

If you don’t already have one, create a new account using the following link.

Enter a username, your email address, and click Register.

You should see a success message.

You should receive an email. Click on the link provided.

Check your spam folder as it’s likely the verification email will be filtered.

Set a password for your account and click Reset Password.

You now have a FlexRule account and can use your username and password to sign in to the FlexRule website to download products.

2. Download FlexRule Designer

Navigate to the following link and sign in with your FlexRule account if prompted.

Enter the password for the downloads page click Enter.
You should have received the password if you signed up for a trial. If not contact support@flexrule.com to obtain the password.

This password is not the same as your FlexRule account password.

Scroll down and click on the Download Now link for FlexRule Designer.

This should start downloading the setup file for FlexRule Designer.

3. Install FlexRule Designer

Open the setup file you downloaded.

Follow the Wizard to install FlexRule Designer.

Once installation has completed, the Trial License Downloader will open automatically. Follow the wizard until step 6.

Click on Download License.

The FlexRule Designer license file will be downloaded from FlexRule. Click OK.

Click Close on the Trial License Downloader window.

Click Finish on the Setup window.

FlexRule Designer is now installed but a few more steps need to be taken before we can start creating business logic.

4. Download FlexRule Runtime License

Download and run the Trial License Downloader.

Choose FlexRule Runtime as the product and follow the wizard until you get to step 6.

At step 6, click on Download License.

Once the download is complete click OK.

Click on Save License File and choose a location on your computer to save the license file. You’ll need this in a later step.

You should see a confirmation.

Click Close.

You now have the FlexRule Runtime License saved on your computer.

5. Download and Connect FlexRule Runtime

Open FlexRule Designer from your Desktop.
(You can also search for it in the start menu)

Open one of the sample projects in the Recent Projects list.

In the top menu, go to Project > Properties.

Click on the Runtime tab.

Choose the path to your FlexRule Runtime License file and click on Download FlexRule Runtime Nuget.
(You saved the license file as part of step 6 in the Trial License Downloader wizard)

Click on Download.

Once the download is completed, click OK to continue.

Click OK to close the Properties window.

Close FlexRule Designer and start it again.

You should now be ready to start creating business logic.

Updated on February 11, 2020

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