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davido
Level 3

Can I import QB online data to a QB online account that started with a desktop import?

I did QB online for 2019 but need to start from scratch to get QB desktop data from past years in first.
Is it possible to import QB desktop to QB online (everything is done and reconciled) and than import on top of that QB online data from 2019?
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Candice C
QuickBooks Team

Can I import QB online data to a QB online account that started with a desktop import?

Thanks for reaching back out to the Community, @davido.

 

Let's get some insight into importing your Desktop data into Online.

 

Since you already have 2019 information inside of QuickBooks Online, you won't be able to import that Desktop data on top of the Online data. The reason why is because it'll remove all of the 2019 information and only acknowledge the Desktop data coming into the product. However, you can always create a new account and import the Desktop data into that account so that you won't have any trouble exporting that file and losing that data.

 

Here's a link with some additional insight into moving your Desktop file to Online.

 

I want to make sure that your concerns are addressed. If you need further assistance on this matter, I'm always here. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

davido
Level 3

Can I import QB online data to a QB online account that started with a desktop import?

Hi Candice,

Thank you for your reply. Do I understand correct: If I start a new online account, import desktop data from 2015 until end of 2018, there is no way to add the 2019 online data from the closed account I exported. I would have to re-do all transactions from 2019?

 

 

FritzF
Moderator

Can I import QB online data to a QB online account that started with a desktop import?

Thanks for getting back to us, @davido.

 

Yes, that is correct! The option to import transactions to QuickBooks Online (QBO) is currently unavailable. You can only import Customers, Vendors, Accounts, and Product and Services lists.

 

To know more about the process, consider checking out these articles:

 

 

I can see how this option would be helpful for you and your business. Rest assured that I'll pass along your suggestion to our Product Developers. They're always looking for ideas to consider on how to improve QBO.

 

In the meantime, I recommend visiting our Blog site. This is where we share recent happenings and future developments, such as updates to newly added features.

 

Please let me know if you have any other issues or concerns by leaving a comment in this thread. I'm always here to help. Enjoy the rest of the day!

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