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Mark Armistead
Level 7

Open Purchase Orders Report Issue

The new enhanced versions of the open purchase orders report is now appeared. There seems to be missing information in the description column from the PO’s  in the listing. Please fix this as it makes life harder.



QuickBooks Team

Open Purchase Orders Report Issue

Thank you for providing that screenshot of your Open Purchase Order report, Mark. I appreciate you taking the time to share the visual - it really helps us understand exactly what you are seeing.


To clarify how purchase order description data is populated on reports - the system pulls the information specifically from the Memo field on the purchase order form, not the Description column. This matches the legacy report behavior.





When creating a purchase order, enter a detailed description in the Memo field so that it is carried over to the report's Description column.


In addition to the explanation provided, here are a couple of helpful QuickBooks Online articles that can offer further guidance on generating reports:



These articles provide overviews of QBO's reporting capabilities, instructions on running specific reports, and tips for customizing, exporting, and getting the most value from your reports.


Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have here in the QuickBooks Community forum if you require additional guidance on generating transaction reports or financial statements. The QuickBooks Team is always readily available to help explain the reporting features and answer your questions, Mark.

Mark Armistead
Level 7

Open Purchase Orders Report Issue

Thanks for the reply. So description on the PO report isn’t the description from the PO the report is reporting about, but the memo, which has nothing to do with the description. Makes perfect sense and is also totally and utterly useless. 
Well done intuit, your logic surpasses all reasoning.

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