The following steps detail how to update your Astral 365 extension for Business Central. Before proceeding, you should check the current version of your install compared to the published version on AppSource.
To find your current version, go to the ‘Extension Management’ table in Business Central, and then in the search bar along the ribbon, search for the extension, i.e. ‘Astral GoCardless’.
Figure 1 | Business Central - Extension Management
The column labelled ‘Version’ shows your installed version. This should be compared to the version published on AppSource.
To quickly access the extension on AppSource from Business Central, use the magnifier on the top right-hand corner, and search for the extension name; ‘Astral GoCardless’ and open the link.
Figure 2 | Extension Search
The extension page will open in a new web browser on Microsoft AppSource. Click on the ‘Details + Support’ tab, where you will see the published ‘Version’. If the version published on AppSource is newer than your Business Central version, please continue with the steps described below. If it is not, and it matches your current version, please revisit in the future for our latest exciting release.
Figure 3 | Extension on AppSource
Please note, that the update process is the same for all the Astral 365 extensions. In this case, we will use the Astral GoCardless extension for this demonstration.
Using the magnifier in the top right-hand corner, search for ‘Extension Management’ and select it from the list.
Figure 4 | Business Central - Search Extension Management
In the Installed Extensions page, search for the extension, and click on to it.
Figure 5 | Installed Extensions
On the Extension Uninstallation page select ‘Uninstall’.
IMPORTANT NOTE: do not toggle ‘Delete Extension Data’.
Figure 6 | Extension Uninstallation
Click ‘OK’ on the next message.
Figure 7 | Uninstall Message
All users will be required to sign out and restart their session to see the changes made on Business Central.
Using the magnifier, search for the extension and select the link to the app store.
Figure 8 | Reinstall Extension
The extension will open on the Microsoft AppSource website. Click ‘Get it now’.
Figure 9 | Extension on AppSource
Sign in and give permission as required, then click ‘Continue’.
Select the tenant you wish to install the extension to.
Figure 10 | Install Preferences
Select the ‘Language’ and click ‘Install’.
Figure 11 | Select Language
This will return you back onto your tenant where you can see the status of the deployment of the extension under ‘Extension Management’.
Figure 12 | Extension Management
Once reinstalled, you can now enjoy the new functionality that is available in the new version.