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How do I import a .iif file into QB online?

Can I import an .iif file into QBO?
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How do I import a .iif file into QB online?

Hi @eaglecj,


The ability to import an IIF file is exclusive to QuickBooks Desktop. If you wish to import your files to QuickBooks Online (QBO), you can do so via a CSV file.


Say, you want to import your products and services. Follow these steps:

  1. From the Gear icon, select Import Data.
    • Note: The next page will show you a list of everything you can import in QBO, which are Bank dataCustomersVendorsChart of Accounts, and Products and Services.
  2. Tap on the Products and Services button.
  3. Hit the Browse button to look for the file you want to upload.
    • Note: You can click on the Download a sample file link to see the correct format of a file you can upload.
  4. Search for your file. Select Open, then Next.
  5. Map your fields, then select Next.
  6. Tick the Overwrite all values for each product or service with the same name.
  7. Hit Import.

Learn more about this topic by viewing this article: Import products and services from Excel.


Here's a list of articles of other things you can import in QBO:

Let me know if you have other questions by leaving a comment below. I'll get back to you.

Level 1

How do I import a .iif file into QB online?

So what this tells me is that any company with any kind of history cannot make the change to Quickbooks Online if they have any kind of desire to retain their accounting history since QBO does not support the import of transaction import...even as csv file format.


Sounds like we need to find an alternative accounting system as this will not work.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

How do I import a .iif file into QB online?


Utilize the migration tool



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