What to do if SharePoint Database is in compatibility range and upgrade is recommended

If you see the message “Database is in compatibility range and upgrade is recommended” in the central administration (Upgrade and migration part) then you might have done an update of the SharePoint version. Often it is the BDC Database.  See also this post.

Run the powershellscript:



(Get-SPDatabase | ?{$_.type -eq "Microsoft.SharePoint.BusinessData.SharedService.BdcServiceDatabase"}).Provision()


Hope it helps you.

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Karsten Pohnke About Karsten Pohnke
He is Consultant for SharePoint Solutions for collaboration, communication and business processes. He provides his customers applications based on standard features as well as development or combining the power of several microsoft tools like Dynamics CRM. In his free time he tries to collect tipps and worthy experience in this blog.

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