The Account tab connects the wrap to the wrapsite and its database. It is also used to activate your WrapCreator license. 

WrapCreator converts spreadsheets to wraps; calculating web pages that can be launched from any device with a web browser. When users enter data into a wrap, the wrap stores it in a cloud database, where it immediately becomes available to other wraps and other users.

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In an ordinary spreadsheet, all cell content is stored within the spreadsheet itself. This makes it difficult to share data between spreadsheets. When you step up to using ExcelWraps, the spreadsheets – now called “wraps” – use the database to share data with each other.

Each ExcelWraps customer has one or more wrapsites; websites that store wraps and their data.  Each wrapsite is a subdomain of ExcelWraps.com, e.g. tgv.live.excelwraps.com.

We sometimes refer to the wrapsite as a ‘tenant’ of ExcelWraps. A user that manages a wrapsite has a user role called AdminTenant.

The Server Name

The server name is the unique portion of the link to your ExcelWraps wrapsite. WrapCreator will use this link to connect to the right wrapsite.

If your subdomain is tgv.live.excelwraps.com, just enter “tgv” in the server name field. Do not include update levels like “live” or “staged”.

Screenshot of the Wrapsite name on the Account tab

You can only enter the server name for an existing wrapsite that you have access to. WrapCreator cannot create new wrapsites. For testing, you may use the Trial wrapsite.

The Wrapsite Properties

Your wrapsite contains your wrap definitions and their unique keys and wrap group permissions. It also defines your users and their roles. Many of these definitions are useful also when you design and test wraps in WrapCreator.

The wrapsite lets you export all the necessary data in a compressed file that we call Wrapsite Properties. Before you create your first wrap, you should install the Wrapsite Properties that you downloaded from your wrapsite so that WrapCreator has all the information it needs about your wrapsite and how it is set up.

Exporting the Wrapsite Properties from the Wrapsite

When you are logged in to the Wrapsite, you can export the Wrapsite Properties by navigating to Administration dashboard > ExcelWraps > Wrapsite Properties.

Screenshot of the Wrapsite Properties shortcut in the ExcelWraps section of the Administration dashboard

Then press the Download button to download the file.

Screenshot of the Wrapsite Properties page of the Administration dashboard

Importing the Wrapsite Properties into WrapCreator

In WrapCreator, select the Account tab on the task pane and press the Load Wrapsite Properties button. Select the file you just downloaded to import the updated Wrapsite Properties into WrapCreator.

The Account tab reflects the Wrapsite’s most recently downloaded properties, e.g. a list of existing Wraps in the Wrapsite, a list of users and the defined roles.

Screenshot of the wrapsite properties on the Account tab

The Wrapsite Properties are used to synchronize WrapCreator with your wrapsite. You may need to update this offline snapshot of the server periodically to give your WrapCreator development environment access to the most recent Wrap and user definitions on the server.

WrapCreator will still generate correct Wraps even if you don’t update the Wrapsite Properties, but you will not be able to work with recent objects that have been defined in the Wrapsite after your latest download, e.g.

  • You won’t be able to create WrapLinks to Wraps that WrapCreator doesn’t know about.
  • You won’t be able to use fields that weren’t defined when you last downloaded the Wrapsite Properties.
  • You won’t be able to refer to recently defined Roles or Users, since WrapCreator has no record of them until you download their definition as part of the updated Wrapsite Properties.

Working with multiple Wrapsites

The Wrapsite properties are saved once for each server name. If you work with more than one server subdomain, you can switch back and forth between them on the Account tab, and WrapCreator will always use the most recently downloaded Wrapsite properties for each server name as the default for new wraps. If you use Excel to open the source for an existing wrap that already has a server connection, WrapCreator will use the Wrapsite properties of this server regardless of the setting on the Account tab.

Being an offline copy, the Wrapsite properties may not match the current state of the corresponding server. To update the development environment, you can download the current Wrapsite properties from your server at any time.

When you convert a spreadsheet into a wrap and upload it to the server, it automatically switches to using the most up-to-date definitions on the server for users, roles, active wraps, etc. You don’t need to re-convert wraps just because you have updated WrapCreator with more recent wrapsite properties.

Activate License

When you sign up for ExcelWraps, each WrapCreator user gets a license key. Press the Activate License button to add the license key to WrapCreator.

Screenshot of the Activate License button on the Account tab

There is a help page about license registration.