Upgradation from nav 2.6 to 4.0

Dear all

one of my client who have earlier ver of 2.6 wants to upgrade to ver 4.0.(US Version)

it has very less customization in 2.6 .i just want to ask whether it is good to ugrade to 4.0 from 2.6 or just start 4.0 after porting master & openings.

what are the steps we have to take care while upgradation.

please suggest


In my opinion if you have very little adaptations as you say I would go the upgrade way, because MS provides an upgrade toolkit that is a very good start. The steps are described in this toolkit. Go to the partner source site of MS to download it and carefully read the documentation.
Here is the announcement:

The upgrade toolkit for Microsoft Dynamics-NAV NA 4.00 SP2 has been released. This toolkit is used to upgrade from the following listed Dynamics-NAV products to Microsoft Dynamics-NAV North American Version 4.00 SP2.### Announcement- Navision Financials US 2.60

  • Navision Manufacturing US 2.60
  • Navision Commerce Gateway US 2.65
  • Navision Commerce Portal US 2.65
  • Navision Attain US 3.01
  • Navision Attain NA 3.10
  • Navision Attain NA 3.60
  • MBS-Navision NA 3.70

Are you working on the C/SIDE or SQL database?

Are you planning to migrate from C/SIDE to SQL?

Watch out for SQL data types in Code fields.


Is “upgradation” a word?

Sure it is, just like

aclimation, remediation, americanisation, democratisation…


Britannia needs no Boulevards,
No spaces wide and gay:
Her march was through the crooked streets
Along the narrow way.
Nor looks she where, New York’s seduction,
The Broadway leadeth to destruction.

Britannia needs no Cafes:
If Coffee needs must be,
Its place should be the Coffee-house
Where Johnson growled for Tea;
But who can hear that human mountain
Growl for an ice-cream soda-fountain?

She needs no Russian Theatrey
Mere Father strangles Mother,
In scenes where all the characters
And colours kill each other–
Her boast is freedom had by halves,
And Britons never shall be Slavs.

But if not hers the Dance of Death,
Great Dostoievsky’s dance,
And if the things most finely French
Are better done in France–
Might not Americanisation
Be best applied to its own nation?

Ere every shop shall be a store
And every Trade a Trust . . .
Lo, many men in many lands
Know when their cause is just.
There will be quite a large attendance
When we Declare our Independence.

I’m off the soap box now.


Applause, applause! [:D]

Not everyone’s language is ENU. [:O]

Think of your upgrade. Remember that 4.0 SP3 just came out.

The upgrade tool, may follow shortly and 5.0 is just around the corner.
Be careful and test your upgrade. Reduce coding and use Navision standard features.


Upgrade toolkit to 5.0 will probably not be ready until Q3 or Q4 of 2007.