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toddlerner
Level 4

payroll problem: adding a new employee error "this name is being used by another vendor"...

hi, i'm using payroll for the first time and I'm setting up a new employee who used to be a freelance vendor, but I'm getting the message: "Business Validation Error: This name is being used by another vendor. Please use a different name. You can merge names only when their type (customer, vendor or employee) matches." 

 

what can I do to resolve this?

 

thank you for your help!  -todd

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Best answer April 20, 2021

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LollyNino_C
QuickBooks Team

payroll problem: adding a new employee error "this name is being used by another vendor"...

Thanks for joining the Community, @toddlerner. I'd be happy to help with adding the employee.

 

This error message is generally associated with the name already existing in the file, such as a vendor or employee. You can add a middle initial of the employee to make it different from the existing name. You can also locate additional information about this and steps to resolve the error in the following article: Error: The name supplied already exists. Another customer, vendor, or employee is already using this...

 

Should you need further assistance with adding the employee or anything else, please let me know. Cheering you to continued success.

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LollyNino_C
QuickBooks Team

payroll problem: adding a new employee error "this name is being used by another vendor"...

Thanks for joining the Community, @toddlerner. I'd be happy to help with adding the employee.

 

This error message is generally associated with the name already existing in the file, such as a vendor or employee. You can add a middle initial of the employee to make it different from the existing name. You can also locate additional information about this and steps to resolve the error in the following article: Error: The name supplied already exists. Another customer, vendor, or employee is already using this...

 

Should you need further assistance with adding the employee or anything else, please let me know. Cheering you to continued success.

toddlerner
Level 4

payroll problem: adding a new employee error "this name is being used by another vendor"...

thank you for your help!  -todd

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