Microsoft Navision 2013 version can be upgraded to any upper version more easily that upgrading Navision 2009 version to 2013 version, as it does not involves removing any unused objects.
As everyone knows that Microsoft has shut the operational support for Microsoft Dynamics Navision versions earlier than 2013 version. And it is highly recommended by Microsoft that the obsolete versions should be upgraded to the latest versions.
Steps for “How to upgrade NAV 2013 version to Nav 2016 Version”
Step 1 – Merging new Objects (Using Microsoft Cumulative Updates)
The database if converted from 2009 to 2013 could have objects with old version list & functionalities, the cumulative updates for Nav 2013 should carefully be merged using Text comparison tools if the database is using customized objects.
Step 2 – Compiling Objects
After Merging objects from Cumulative update rollout’s, the database should be fully compilled in-order to run the Conversion process from 2013 to 2016.
Step 3 – Converting Database / opening Database in 2016
Dynamics Nav 2013 database can now directly be opened in Nav 2016 Development environment, system will start the Conversion process and updates the status on Progress window.
Step 4 – Run Table Schema Synchronization
Once the database is converted system will prompt to run the Table synchronization process, in order to make every object in sync. This can also be done using a PowerShell script.
Step 5 – Creating Nav service for new database in 2016
After every object is compiled, Nav services can be created using the Microsoft Dynamics Administration tool, create a Tenant using this tool by defining the unique ports for Management & Client Services
Step 6 – Removing error from uncompelled objects
There could be uncompiled objects in the Nav development environment, this should be fixed one by one by analyzing the error message for that object, or by updating the objects from Cumulative updates.
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