Upgrading Continia Expense Management for app versions of Business Central
This article describes how to upgrade Expense Management for app versions of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. For information on how to upgrade Expense Management for FOB versions of Business Central, see Supported Upgrade Paths for Continia Expense Management (FOB).
All upgrade packages are completely free of charge, and we recommend that you upgrade regularly to benefit from all the new features that are continually added to the application. Note that you must be assisted by your Continia partner whenever you carry out an upgrade.
In order to simplify the upgrade process, Continia has developed a PowerShell script that automatically detects if a previous version of Expense Management has been installed. The script then upgrades the app and all dependencies.
To upgrade Expense Management using this script, follow these steps:
- Go to the Continia PartnerZone.
- In the menu at the top, select Downloads.
- Use the filters to locate the latest version of Expense Management, and select Download to download the upgrade package.
- Extract the product package to a folder on your computer. From this folder, run the setup.exe file to open the Expense Management installer.
- In the installer, select Server Components, and then select your version of Business Central.
The installer will update the Add-ins folder (client and/or server) in the standard installation path. So if your installation path differs from the standard Microsoft path, be sure to copy the new Add-ins folder to the folder that your installation resides in.
- In the app folder, select the folder that matches your Business Central version (your platform), including the correct cumulative update.
As Continia apps are distributed as runtime packages, you must select the right version. Runtime packages are guaranteed to work only if published to a platform with the same version as the one on which they were created.
- To execute the install script, do one of the following:
- In the folder you selected in the previous step, right-click on Install.ps1 and select Run with PowerShell.
- Run the script from a PowerShell shell.
- If you have different versions of Business Central installed, select the relevant one in the script.
- When asked to select the solution you want to install, select Expense Management.
- Select the server instance where the app should be upgraded.
- This will initiate the upgrade of Expense Management, which can take 1-2 minutes, depending on the size of your database. On completion, press any key to exit.
When the upgrade is complete, the previous version of Expense Management is unpublished.