It’s time to upgrade! The upgrade toolkit for NAV 5.0 is available on PartnerSource.
The main goal of the upgrade tool itself is to convert your existing data with the old version table and field structure so it can function with the new table and field structure in the new version. It modifies the table objects and table data as a part of the data conversion. All other objects like forms, reports, codeunits and dataports are a part of the customization merge process and are imported during the data conversion.
The toolkit is more than a tool to convert your data for use in the newer version. It also includes documentation to help guide you through the process.
The NAV 5.0 upgrade toolkit can be used to upgrade directly from 3.70 or 4.0. If you are using a version prior to 3.70, you will need to do a two-step conversion process. First upgrade from your current version to 4.0 using the 4.0 upgrade toolkit and then upgrade to 5.0 using the new toolkit.
People often ask why there are manual steps in the upgrade process. The main reason is for flexibility. NAV is designed to be flexible to meet the specific needs of our customers. This flexibility to customize the way NAV is used, also means that people are using NAV data differently and need the flexibility in the way the upgrade of the data is done. The upgrade tool will take care of most of the conversion using standard rules in a standard way, but the process also leaves room to provide flexibility.
Check out the NAV 5.0 Upgrade Toolkit on PartnerSource from the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 5.0 Download Page.
I am upgrading from a NAV 3.10A to NAV5.0 which mean I need to do the upgrade twice (to NAV 4.0 then to NAV 5.0 - MY localizationon SQL db). Moving from 3.10 to 4.0 has 4 additional NAV standard fields in Table 15 of NAV 4.0. This gives an error when I import the customized object for Table 15 into the converted db.
Current solution - export data, clear table, import object, and import data (but table 17 is also affected). Difficult because db is 13GB.
I can't find the MY upgrade toolkit from 3.10 to 4.0 in Partnersource either so I am using the W1 version.
Anyone has any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.