Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Community Contributor *

Sort Register b Order Entered

Just started with QBO.  I cannot find how to sort a checking account register by "order entered" like you can with QB Desktop.  Is this just another feature missing from QBO?

QuickBooks Team

Re: Sort Register b Order Entered

I am delighted to have you here, @TasteOfGraze.


You can sort your checking account register by Transaction Date, Reference No, Type, Reconciliation Status, Payment and Deposit amount, including ascending and descending order. I can guide you on how to do it.


To sort by transaction date, here's how:

  1. Go to the Accounting menu.
  2. Choose the Chart of Accounts tab.
  3. Select the checking account you want to sort.
  4. In the Actions column, click View Register.
  5. Hover your mouse on the name of the column you want to sort (i.e. Date).
  6. To change the order of the transactions, click the drop-down arrow.
    • Ascending Order
    • Descending Order
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 for the rest of the columns.

To learn more on how to manage your transactions in QuickBooks register, you can check these articles:

Always feel free to swing by here in the Community if you have other questions. I'm just a few posts away.

Community Contributor *

Re: Sort Register b Order Entered

Thanks for the reply, but please read my original post.  I want to sort by "order entered", the order in which I entered the transaction into the register.  Often, I find myself cleaning up the register, and entering transactions that occurred weeks before.  I do not want them sorted by the date of the transaction.  I keep a paper register, and I want it to match.  This sort feature is in QB Desktop, but does not appear in QBO.  This is just one more feature missing from QBO, VERY FRUSTRATING!  Another missing feature, is the ability to split a transaction, without having to save it, then go back and reopen it and "edit" it.  That is too many steps!!!!


Re: Sort Register b Order Entered

I appreciate you bringing this to my attention, @TasteOfGraze.


Currently, sorting your register by order entered isn't available in QuickBooks Online. The Online and Desktop version may vary in features and functions. You can refer to this blog for the comparison: A Comparison of the Features in QuickBooks Online vs Desktop.


Our Product Team is constantly working to improve the product and appreciates the help of users' feedback. Letting them know what works best for you will be put into consideration in future product updates.


In the meantime, I recommend visiting our QuickBooks Online Blog to get the latest news and updates about what our Product Team is working on.


Let me know if you have other questions about the bank register in QuickBooks. I'll be around if you need help.