Easy Data Transform Frequently Asked Questions

Trial

Can I try before I buy?
What happens at the end of the trial?

Licensing

How much does Easy Data Transform cost?
How long does the license last?
When do I get my license key?
Why didn’t I get a license key?
Why doesn’t my license key work?
I’ve lost my license key, can you resend it? Can I use my license key on more than 1 computer? Can I share my license key with someone else?

Upgrading

What happens when v2 is released?

Data

How much data can Easy Data Transform handle? What data formats can Easy Data Transform handle?
How fast is Easy Data Transform? Can I apply the same transformations to multiple files?
How can I share my data online?

Platforms supported

What platforms is Easy Data Transform available for?
Does Easy Data Transform support M1 (ARM) Macs?
Is Easy Data Transform available for 32 bit Windows? Why is Easy Data Transform desktop rather than web based? Where does Easy Data Transform store my data?

Installation

Do I need to uninstall old versions of Easy Data Transform before installing a new one?

Miscellaneous

Does Easy Data Transform require an Internet connection?
What languages is Easy Data Transform localized into?
Does Easy Data Transform support dual monitors? Does Easy Data Transform have a dark theme?


Q. Can I try before I buy?
A. Absolutely! If you don’t have a license key Easy Data Transform will run as a fully-functional trial for 7 days. The 7 days do not have to be consecutive (e.g. it could be 7 days of use spread over a whole month). At the end of the trial you will need to purchase a license to continue using the software.

Q. What happens at the end of the trial?
A. You can no longer save or export from Easy Data Transform, unless you buy a license key.

Q. How much does Easy Data Transform cost?
A. Please see the buy page.

Q. How long does the license last?
A. A license key lasts indefinitely.

Q. When do I get my license key?
A. As soon as your payment clears (typically within a minute or two), we will email you a temporary 5 day key. Before the temporary key expires we will send you a permanent license key.

Q. Why didn’t I get a license key?
A. The most likely causes are:

Q. Why doesn’t my license key work?
A. The most likely causes are:

Q. I’ve lost my license key, can you resend it?
A. Yes, you can have it resent from the Keys page. If that doesn’t work email us with at least one of:

Q. Can I use my license key on more than 1 computer?
A. Yes. You can use it on up to 3 computers (PC and/or Mac), for your own use only. Additional users will need to buy their own license keys.

Q. Can I share my license key with someone else?
A. No. A license key is only valid for the named user.

Q. What happens when v2 is released?
A. If v2 was released within 90 days of your purchase of v1, you will get a free upgrade. If v2 was released more than 90 days after your purchase of v1, you will be able to purchase a discounted upgrade to v2 for 60% less than buying a new v2 license. Or you can just continue using v1 indefinitely.

Q. How much data can Easy Data Transform handle?
A. Easy Data Transform can handle datasets with millions of rows. In testing we were able to read in a 1.64 GB CSV file with 20 million rows and 10 columns. But note that deeply nested XML and JSON files can expand a lot when ‘flattened’ out into tables. You can download the fully functional free trial to try it on your data.

Q. What data formats can Easy Data Transform handle?
A. Currently Easy Data Transform can input:

And output:

Email us if there are other formats you particularly want to see supported.

Q. How fast is Easy Data Transform?
A. Easy Data Transform is written in C++ and uses hashing and reference counting for optimal performance, so it is fast. For example:

  Join 100k rows x 2 cols to 100k rows x 4 cols Join 1 million rows x 14 cols to 1 million rows x 14 cols
3.6GHz AMD Ryzen 7 PC (16GB RAM) 0.177 seconds 5.489 seconds
3.5GHz Core i5 iMac (16GB RAM) 0.214 seconds 6.509 seconds

Q. Can I apply the same transformations to multiple files?
A. Yes. You can use the Batch processing feature to apply a data transform template to multiple files. For example, you convert all the files in a folder matching the wildcard *.csv into JSON files, in a single operation. You can also use command line arguments. See the documentation for details.

Q. How can I share my data online?
A. Once you have transformed your data you can import it into various online tools. For example seektable.com has a free plan, accepts CSV imports and allows you to display and share your data in various tables, charts and datagrids. Easy Data Transform is also able to output data tables in Markdown and HTML formats.

Q. What platforms is Easy Data Transform available for?
A. Windows and Mac. See the download page for details of operating system versions supported.

Q. Does Easy Data Transform support M1 (ARM) Macs?
A. Yes. Easy Data Transform is currently an Intel binary on Mac, but the latest version should run fine on M1 Macs. If you have v1.12.1 or earlier you should download the latest version.

Q. Is Easy Data Transform available for 32 bit Windows?
A. Old 32 bit versions of Windows are only supported by Easy Data Transform v1.12.1 and earlier.

Q. Why is Easy Data Transform desktop rather than web based?
A. Being desktop based has several advantages:

Q. Where does Easy Data Transform store my data?
A. It stores it on your local hard disk. This makes it suitable for confidential data, which you might not wish to upload to a third party server. If you do want your data to be stored on a third party server (e.g. for back-up or sharing purposes) then you can store your transform files in a DropBox folder (or similar).

Q. Do I need to uninstall old versions of Easy Data Transform before installing a new one?
A. No, you can have multiple versions installed. Just uninstall old versions when you don’t need them.

Q. Does Easy Data Transform require an Internet connection?
A. No. Once you have downloaded and installed Easy Data Transform, it doesn’t require any further Internet access to work.

Q. What languages is Easy Data Transform localized into?
A. Currently, only English. However it is fully Unicode enabled, so it can handle non-English character sets. It also handles locale specific numbers and dates.

Q. Does Easy Data Transform support dual monitors?
A. Yes, dual monitors are supported from v1.12.0. Select View>Two Screen Mode to toggled dual monitor mode on and off.

Q. Does Easy Data Transform have a dark theme?
A. Yes, Easy Data Transform has optional dark themes for Windows and Mac. You can set the theme to Light, Dark or Automatic in the Preferences window. You can also set the Center pane color theme in the Preferences window.

Mac dark theme Windows dark theme

Mac light theme Mac dark theme

Question not answered?

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