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IMPORTANT CHECKLIST BEFORE UPDATING TO 2019:

  1. If you do not already have a 2019 license key, click here to update your license key.
  2. If upgrading Fishbowl from a version before 2018, your shipping integrations will need to be reconnected after installing.
  3. Any Custom Reports and/or Custom Integrations may need to be updated to work with 2019. Please contact the partner you purchased them from before upgrading to ensure they will work with the new version.
  4. If this is your first time updating to 18.4 or later, the information you used to setup your shopping cart plugin will need to be re-entered in the Plugins module after updating.
  5. If you have a Custom Plugin that was built by Fishbowl, please email pluginsdev@fishbowlinventory.com before updating.
  6. If you integrate with QuickBooks Online, you will need to re-integrate after updating to version 2019.10
  7. Beginning with Fishbowl 2019.10, Fishbowl Canada no longer requires a country-specific version of Fishbowl.

Former Fishbowl Versions:

Former Fishbowl Canada Versions:


Fishbowl GO

Requires Fishbowl 2016.5 or newer

Fishbowl GO 3 (Current Version - 3.8)

Former Versions:

Fishbowl GO 3 (Former Version - 3.7)
Fishbowl GO 3 (Former Version - 3.6)
Fishbowl GO 3 (Former Version - 3.5)
Fishbowl GO 3 (Former Version - 3.4)
Fishbowl GO 3 (Former Version - 3.3)
Fishbowl GO 3 (Former Version - 3.2)
Fishbowl GO 3 (Former Version - 3.1)
Fishbowl GO 3 (Former Version - 3.0)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.7.5)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.7.4)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.7.3)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.7.2)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.7.1)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.7)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.6)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.5)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.3.2)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.3)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.2)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.1)
Fishbowl GO 2 (Former Version - 2.0)
Fishbowl GO 1 (Former Version - 1.6)
Fishbowl GO 1 (Former Version - 1.4)

Recommended Steps to Upgrade Fishbowl

If you are updating from version 2016.14 or older, follow these steps:

  1. On your server computer, close the Fishbowl Client and exit the Fishbowl Server.
  2. Make a copy of your database (usually located in the '.../database/data' folder in the Fishbowl directory). If you have images or custom reports, you'll want to make a copy of those as well.
  3. Install the new version of Fishbowl on your server computer. Run the Fishbowl Server and wait until the database update is complete.
  4. On each client computer, the Fishbowl Client will automatically update the first time you run Fishbowl.

If you are updating from version 2017.1, follow these steps:

  1. On your server computer, close the Fishbowl Client and exit the Fishbowl Server.
  2. Make a backup of your database by opening the Fishbowl Server window and selecting "Tools > Options", then right-clicking on your database and selecting "Backup Database". If you have images or custom reports you will want to make a backup of those as well.
  3. Install the new version of Fishbowl on your server computer.
  4. Run the Fishbowl Server and wait until the database update is complete.
  5. On each client computer, the Fishbowl Client will automatically update the first time you run Fishbowl.

If you have any questions about upgrading, please call 1 (800) 774-7085 ext. 3, use live chat, or email Fishbowl support at support@fishbowlinventory.com