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What data doesn't convert from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online?

If you're migrating from QuickBooks Desktop, this comprehensive list of features can help you understand if your data is simply not supported, or why it has changed.

Note: While you’re trying QuickBooks Online, we highly recommend keeping your data file in QuickBooks Desktop. We also suggest that you maintain your transactions on both sets of books until you determine if QuickBooks Online is right for your business. Also, pay close attention if you have recurring transactions.

Want a condensed version of this list?

For a condensed version of this list, check out What's not imported when you move from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online?

See The QuickBooks Guide to Converting QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online for more information.

How to confirm if a feature is not converted

  1. Open your browser's Find function using Ctrl+F (Windows) or Cmd+F (Mac) or from your browser's menu.
  2. Enter keywords related to your missing data type to see if they're included in our list of import limitations (Examples of keywords include: reconcile, online bill payment, and estimate).
  3. If they are included, read the explanation to see if it answers your question.
  4. If they aren't included, please use the in-product feedback to let us know.

Size limitations when converting from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

  • While QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise and QuickBooks Online don't have list limits, a size limit exists when you convert from Desktop to Online. To convert to QuickBooks Online, your Desktop company file must have less than 350,000 targets.

  • To determine how many targets are in your file, press F2 or Ctrl+1 on your keyboard, then check Total Targets under File Information.