Frequently Asked Questions


What kind of formulas can be parsed?

FormulaBoost is designed to parse all valid Excel formulas. This includes new Excel features such as the @ and # symbols for dynamic array support.

What languages are supported?

Currently only English is supported, however formulas written in other languages generally work since the parser treats function names in other languages as user-defined functons (UDF) rather than built-in Excel functions. Since UDFs can be used interchangably with built-in Excel functions in terms of the parsing syntax, this does not present a problem for other languages.

Why is FormulaBoost being flagged as containing viruses by my anti-virus software?

FormulaBoost uses an open source Excel add-in technology that is known to be used by malicious actors that create add-ins with it. More can be read about anti-virus issues here. If after reading this you are still hesitant, please contact us and we can answer any questions or setup a Zoom call to discuss.

To quote one of our customers who emailed us about experiencing anti-virus issues:

I’m inclined to believe you based on the functionality of your “Parser” page on formulaboost.

We tend to agree with his logic.

Does FormulaBoost work with Excel Online or Excel for Mac?

No. FormulaBoost runs on the Windows desktop environment exclusively.

What kind of add-in is this?

This is a COM add-in not a VBA add-in. This means code is written in more powerful and performant languages compared to VBA.

Can I install FormulaBoost at work?

Generally speaking, yes you can since the installer file is set to not require administrator rights.

Will FormulaBoost slowdown Excel?

FormulaBoost has a negligible impact to start-up Excel times (less than 50 milliseconds). Further, the features of FormulaBoost are on-demand features, meaning that FormulaBoost does not constantly monitor states of worksheets or other COM objects. If you don't use the features of FormulaBoost then you wont know it's there.

Free Trial / Purchasing

Do I get access to all the features when using the free trial?

Yes, the free trial contains all features of the add-in. There are no restrictions on the free trial other than the length of its use.

Does it auto-renew each year?

No. You must buy a new license key each year.

How do I purchase multiple keys for my company / employees?

You can buy keys in bulk by contacting us.

What happens after I make a purchase?

After paying, you will be redirected back to our website and your license key will be displayed to you. Your license key is also emailed to you. Your key can be activated from within Excel.

What happens when my license key expires?

All features of the add-in are disabled and you will need to purchase a new license key to continue using the add-in. An expired add-in won't interfere with Excel in any way; you can choose to leave it dormant.

Is my payment secure?

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