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rjwbailey
Level 3

Name field in journals

When I post a journal to record an expense, the Name field does not show up in transaction reports (however I produce them). It only shows the supplier name for expense transactions.

 

Example report attached.

 

How can I get a full transaction report for a nominal account with the Name field populated for all transaction types?

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Ashleigh1
QuickBooks Team

Name field in journals

Hello Rjwbailey, 

 

Welcome to the Community page, 

 

So Journal posts over multiple lines and can have a name per line that has a different name on each line. 

 

Whereas an expense only has one name box and it applies to the whole transaction. 

 

Unless you run a report on a specific account on that journal with a name attached it won't show it. 

 

You could try putting the same name in all the lines if the journal is just for one supplier, however it still may not show. 

 

rjwbailey
Level 3

Name field in journals

Even if you populate each journal line with a name it doesn't show the name. So what is the point of the Name field in a journal if we can't report on it?!

 

It's something that QB Desktop handled without any problem. If you had multiple lines on a journal, you just got multiple lines on the report. See attached example. I don't understand what is so difficult about getting basic usable and customisable reports out of QBO?

Ashleigh1
QuickBooks Team

Name field in journals

We have taken this on board and will pass it on to our developers team. 

CB120
Level 1

Name field in journals

Please get this fixed!

richard96
Level 3

Name field in journals

Thank you - this is still annoying me this day! You can see names in transaction reports for all transactions except journals...

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