Dynamics 365 Business Central Upgrade Compatibility Matrix

You can upgrade from one major version of Business Central to the next. However, minor updates are regularly made available for each major release, like 18.11 or 19.6. Whether you're upgrading from one on-premises version to another, or you're migrating to Business Central online, it's important to target an update versions that are compatible with your current version.

For an overview of the supported paths, see Supported Upgrade Paths. For an overview of compatibility across minor versions, see the relevant sections in this article.

Tip

Some versions are marked with 1, which means that the compatible upgrade versions for that version aren't available yet. If you are currently operating on this version, you'll have to wait until the next round of updates before you upgrade.

Before choosing the target version

Before you choose the target version for your upgrade, read the Some Known Issues article. This article will describe issues in Business Central versions that affect upgrade.

Version 19 compatibility

The following table lists the Business Central 19 versions and the minimum version of later releases that are compatible for upgrade.

Version 19 Version 20
19.0 to 19.5 20.0
19.6 20.1
19.7[1] 20.2

To see the available updates for Business Central 2021 Release Wave 1, see Released Updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Release Wave 2 on-premises.

Version 18 compatibility

The following table lists the Business Central 18 versions and the minimum version of later releases that are compatible for upgrade.

Version 18 Version 19 Version 20
18.0 to 18.5 19.0 20.0
18.6 19.1 20.0
18.7 19.2 20.0
18.8 19.3 20.0
18.9 19.4 20.0
18.10 19.5 20.0
18.11 19.6 20.0
18.12 19.7 20.1
18.13[1] 19.8 20.2

To see the available updates for Business Central 2021 Release Wave 1, see Released Updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2021 Release Wave 1 on-premises.

Version 17 compatibility

The following table lists the Business Central 17 versions and the minimum version of later releases that are compatible for upgrade.

Version 17 Version 18 Version 19 Version 20
17.0 to 17.5 18.0 19.0 20.0
17.6 18.1 19.0 20.0
17.7 18.3 19.0 20.0
17.8 18.4 19.0 20.0
17.9 18.5 19.0 20.0
17.10 18.6 19.0 20.0
17.11 18.7 19.1 20.0
17.12 18.8 19.2 20.0
17.13 18.9 19.3 20.0
17.14 18.10 19.4 20.0
17.15 18.11 19.5 20.0
17.16 18.12 19.6 20.0
17.7[1] 18.13 19.7 20.1

To see the available updates for Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2, see Released updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2.

Note

As of April 2022, Business Central 2020 Release Wave 2 is no longer being updated.

Version 16 compatibility

The following table lists the Business Central 16 versions and the minimum version of later releases that are compatible for upgrade.

Version 16 Version 17 Version 18 Version 19 Version 20
16.0 to 16.5 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
16.6 17.1 18.0 19.0 20.0
16.7 17.2 18.0 19.0 20.0
16.8 17.3 18.0 19.0 20.0
16.9 17.4 18.0 19.0 20.0
16.10 17.5 18.0 19.0 20.0
16.11 17.6 18.0 19.0 20.0
16.12 17.7 18.1 19.0 20.0
16.13 17.8 18.3 19.0 20.0
16.14 17.9 18.4 19.0 20.0
16.15 17.10 18.5 19.0 20.0
16.16 17.11 18.6 19.0 20.0
16.17[1] 17.12 18.7 19.1 20.0

To see the available updates for Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1, see Released Updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 on-premises.

Note

As of October 2021, Business Central 2020 Release Wave 1 is no longer being updated.

Version 15 compatibility

The following table lists the Business Central 15 versions and the minimum version of later releases that are compatible for upgrade.

Version 15 Version 16 Version 17 Version 18 Version 19 Version 20
15.0 to 15.4 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.5 16.1 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.6 16.2 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.7 16.3 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.8 16.4 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.9 16.5 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.10 16.6 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.11 16.7 17.1 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.12 16.8 17.2 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.13 16.9 17.3 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.14 16.10 17.4 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.15 16.11 17.5 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.16 16.12 17.6 18.0 19.0 20.0
15.17 16.13 17.7 18.1 19.0 20.0

To see the available updates for Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2, see Released Updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 on-premises.

Note

As of April 2021, Business Central 2019 Release Wave 2 is no longer being updated.

Version 14 compatibility

Note

If you're coming from version 13 or earlier, Business Central Spring 2019 (v14) is a required step to upgrade to the latest version of Business Central. As of October 2021, new customers cannot use this version in production. Existing customers on this version remain supported by Microsoft as defined in the Fixed Lifecycle Policy.

The following table lists the Business Central 14 versions and the minimum version of later releases that are compatible for upgrade.

Version 14 Version 15 Version 16 Version 17 Version 18 Version 19 Version 20
14.0 (GA and cumulative update 01) 15.0 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.3 (cumulative update 02) 15.0 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.4 (cumulative update 03) 15.0 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.5 (cumulative update 04) 15.0 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.6 (cumulative update 05) 15.1 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.7 (cumulative update 06) 15.2 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.8 (cumulative update 07) 15.3 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.9 (cumulative update 08) 15.3 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.10 (cumulative update 09) 15.4 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.11 (cumulative update 10) 15.5 16.0 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.12 (cumulative update 11) 15.6 16.1 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.13 (cumulative update 12) 15.7 16.2 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.14 (cumulative update 13) 15.8 16.3 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.15 (cumulative update 14) 15.9 16.4 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.16 (cumulative update 15) 15.10 16.5 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.17 (cumulative update 16) 15.11 16.6 17.0 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.18 (cumulative update 17) 15.12 16.7 17.1 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.19 (cumulative update 18) 15.13 16.8 17.2 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.20 (cumulative update 19) 15.14 16.9 17.3 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.21 (cumulative update 20) 15.15 16.10 17.4 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.22 (cumulative update 21) 15.16 16.11 17.5 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.23 (cumulative update 22) 15.17 16.12 17.6 18.0 19.0 20.0
14.24 (cumulative update 23) None 16.13 17.7 18.1 19.0 20.0
14.25 (cumulative update 24) None 16.14 17.8 18.3 19.0 20.0
14.26 (cumulative update 25) None 16.15 17.9 18.4 19.0 20.0
14.27 (cumulative update 26) None 16.16 17.10 18.5 19.0 20.0
14.28 (cumulative update 27) None 16.17 17.11 18.6 19.0 20.0
14.29 (cumulative update 28) None 16.18 17.12 18.7 19.1 20.0
14.30 (cumulative update 29) None None 17.13 18.8 19.2 20.0
14.31 (cumulative update 30) None None 17.14 18.9 19.3 20.0
14.32 (cumulative update 31) None None 17.15 18.10 19.4 20.0
14.33 (cumulative update 32) None None 17.16 18.11 19.5 20.0
14.34 (cumulative update 33) None None 17.7 18.12 19.6 20.0
14.35 (cumulative update 34) None None 17.18 18.13 19.7 20.1
14.36 (cumulative update 35)[1] None None None 18.14 19.8 20.2

For example, you can upgrade version 14.0 to any 15 or 16 version. You can only upgrade version 14.11 to version 15.5 (or later) or version 16.0 (or later).

To see the available updates for Business Central 2019 Release Wave 1, see Released cumulative updates for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Spring 2019 Update on-premises.

See Also

Upgrading to Business Central