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IMPORTANT CHECKLIST BEFORE UPDATING TO 2018:

  1. If you do not already have a 2018 license key, click here to update your license key.
  2. Your database will be automatically migrated from Firebird® to MySQL®. This process can take a significant amount of time, especially when updating large databases.
  3. In order to update from 16.14 to any 18 version, you must first download the 17.9 version. Once this is done you will then be able to update to any 18 version of Fishbowl.
  4. All shipping integrations will need to be reconnected after installing 2018.
  5. Any Custom Reports and Custom Integrations may need to be updated to work with 2018. Please contact the partner you purchased them from before upgrading to ensure they will work with the new version.
  6. If you have a Fishbowl Server running on a Mac, please contact our support team. We will need to assist you in migrating your database to MySQL®.
  7. Please follow these recommended steps before you upgrade Fishbowl.
  8. 2017.4 UPDATE - ALL CLIENT ONLY INSTALLATIONS WILL NEED TO BE UPDATED MANUALLY.
  9. 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.
  10. If you have a Custom Plugin that was built by Fishbowl, please email pluginsdev@fishbowlinventory.com before updating.

Release Notes

Recommended Steps to Upgrade Fishbowl

If you are on version 2016.14 or older:

  1. On your server computer, close the Fishbowl Client and exit the Fishbowl Server.
  2. Make a copy of your database (usually in the '.../database/data' folder in the Fishbowl directory). If you have images or custom reports, you will 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:

  1. On the server computer, close the Fishbowl Client and stop the Fishbowl Server.
  2. Make a backup of your database by opening the Fishbowl Server window, select Tools then Options, then right click on your database and select “Backup Database”.
  3. If you have images or custom reports you will want to make a backup of those as well.
  4. Install the new version of Fishbowl on the server computer. 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, call 1 (800) 774-7085 ext. 3, use Live Chat, or email Fishbowl support at support@fishbowlinventory.com.

Older Versions

THE FOLLOWING VERSIONS ARE NOT SUPPORTED. If you have any issues or questions, please upgrade to the latest version of Fishbowl prior to contacting support.