STAEDEAN Business Central Documentation

Update PE

In C/AL based versions of NAV/Business Central functionality was updated through *.fob (or txt) files. As of this release functionality must be updated through replacing apps. Below is a description of the steps:

Start Windows PowerShell ISE as administrator

Load the NAV Modules

Import-Module "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central\150\Service\Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Apps.Management.psd1"
Import-Module "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central\150\Service\Microsoft.Dynamics.Nav.Management.psd1"

List the apps and version numbers currently installed (replace BC150 with the correct serverinstance):

Get-NAVAppInfo -ServerInstance BC150

Uninstall the current app (as an example PE Quality is being replaced)

Uninstall-NAVApp -Name "PE QUality" -ServerInstance BC150

Publish the new app (\ ... \ copy the full path from where the Artifacts folder is downloaded and expanded)
Make sure to use the correct version numbers! .-----.

Publish-NAVApp -Path "C:\ ...\Artifacts\IEMW115.2.38990.0\Lifecycle\app\To-Increase_PE" -ServerInstance BC150

Sync the new app

Sync-NAVApp -Name "PE Quality" -ServerInstance BC150 -Version 15.2.-----.0

Upgrade the new app

Start-NAVAppDataUpgrade -Name "PE Quality" -ServerInstance BC150 -Version 15.2.-----.0

As a last step remove the old app

Unpublish-NAVApp -Name "PE Quality" -ServerInstance BC150 -Version 15.2.-----.0

NOTE Data is always retained in the SQL Server tables and not touched by any of these commands

STAEDEAN Common Documentation