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Compare time periods in reports in QuickBooks Online

by Intuit Updated 1 month ago

Learn how to view date ranges side-by-side in reports.

Some reports let you compare time periods side-by-side. This lets you easily see how things have changed over time. We'll show you how to run this comparison.

Compare time periods

  1. At the top of the report, select the menu under Compare another period.
    Note: If you don't see Compare another period, then it isn’t an option for that report.
  2. Select which time period to compare.
    • Previous period: The period right before the report period.
      Example: If the report period is February, the previous period is January.
    • Previous year: The same period the previous year.
    • Year-to-date: From the start of the year to the start of the report period. Note: Not all reports have this option.
  3. Select how you want to compare the difference.
    • $ change: The difference as a dollar amount.
    • % change: The difference as a percentage.
  4. Select Run report. And, you'll be able to see your changes.

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