Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central On-Premises Spring 2019 (v.14)

The upgrade process depends on different factors, such as the version of Dynamics NAV that you are upgrading from, and the degree to which your solution differs from the standard version of Dynamics NAV. The mains tasks range from converting the database to upgrading application code and data.

Use the following table to determine the procedures that you must complete for your upgrade scenario:

Scenario Tasks
Full upgrade from one of the following versions:
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2017
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018
  • Business Central October 2018
From these versions, you can upgrade directly to the latest version of Business Central by following these tasks:
  1. Upgrade the Application Code
  2. Upgrade the Data
Full upgrade from one of the following versions:
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 R2
  1. Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.

    For more information, see Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
  2. Upgrade to Business Central.
    1. Upgrade the Application Code
    2. Upgrade the Data: Single-Tenant Deployment or Upgrade the Data: Multitenant Deployment
Full upgrade from one of the following versions:
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0
There are two different upgrade paths to Business Central, depending on the version you are upgrading from. For Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 4.0, you must go through Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013. For Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 SP1 and Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2, you can choose to go through Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 or Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015

Through Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013
  1. Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013.

    For more information, see Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 in Previous Versions Documentation.
  2. Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.

    For more information, see Upgrading to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2018.
  3. Upgrade to Business Central.
    1. Upgrade the Application Code
    2. Upgrade the Data: Single-Tenant Deployment or Upgrade the Data: Multitenant Deployment


Through Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015
  1. Upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015.

    For more information, see Dynamics NAV Team Blog.
  2. Upgrade to Business Central.
    1. Upgrade the Application Code
    2. Upgrade the Data: Single-Tenant Deployment or Upgrade the Data: Multitenant Deployment
After the upgrade, links between interaction records and logged email messages is lost. To resolve this issue, the administrator has to log all mails again to restore the links. For more information, see Logging Interaction Links are Lost When You Upgrade from Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 R2.
Platform-only upgrade of Dynamics NAV or Business Central to a new platform version, such as with a cummulative update
You can also use this procedure to convert a database to Business Central technical requirements, and then upgrade the application and data later.

Before you begin the upgrade process, see Important Information and Considerations for Before Upgrading for tips about things to consider when you prepare to upgrade to Business Central.

See Also

Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central
Upgrading to Dynamics 365 Business Central Online
Product and Architecture Overview
Migrating to Multitenancy
Migrating On-Premises Data to Business Central Online
Deployment