Support FAQ > Installation & Deployment > Can I run multiple versions of the Visual KPI Designer on the same PC?
Yes! You can have many “side by side” installations of the KPI Designer. Here are some details on how to do this:
First, you need one folder per version of the KPI Designer. For example, we have one folder named “Visual KPI Designer” for the most recent version (the one installed automatically by the KPI Designer installation wizard). For the alternate version, we need to create a new folder with a different name (we use something like “Visual KPI Designer 636” which contains the files from build 636).
Since the installer creates a shortcut on your Program Files menu, there is no action required to launch the “latest” or most recent installed version as it is the default. However, to launch a previous version, you will need to make a shortcut to the XLSX file in the folder that contains this previous version's key XLSX file (by default, this is named VisualKPIDesigner.xlsx).
If you wish to have multiple versions OPEN simultaneously, then you will need to rename the file “VisualKPIDesigner.xlsx” to something else, as Excel will not allow two different files of the same name to be loaded. As an example, we rename our other versions something like “VisualKPIDesigner-NNN.xlsx” where NNN is the build number. Then we make a shortcut, place it in the same folder with my Default shortcut and we always have access to all versions from one place.
Last updated on May 27, 2013 by Transpara