Learn how to fix various errors and unexpected results on an Accountant’s copy (.QBX) or on a company file (.QBW) in QuickBooks Desktop.
Pending Accountant's changes usually cause these errors, but don't worry, we're here to help you solve this issue.
Error: "Specified database is invalid" or "Invalid database server command line" when opening an Accountant's Copy or Portable file
Due to memorized transactions that the program is attempting to create, but do not fall into the actions available within the Accountant's Copy, you can get: “WARNING: This is an Accountant's Copy of the company's data. To prevent conflicts with your client changes, the current action is not allowed.”This message can appear multiple times, in succession, based on the number of memorized transactions.
|Important: This specific error message does not prevent you from working on the company file. It only serves as a notice that the transaction will not be created.|
What you should do:
- Press and hold Enter on your keyboard.
- Select OK.
Note: OK is highlighted by default each time the error message appears, holding the Enter key allows for OK to be selected on each successive prompt which will speed up the process.
This article is part of a series about Accountant's Copy in QuickBooks Desktop. To know more about other Accountant's Copy workflows and general information, see Accountant's copy overview.
Note: If you are getting an error related to Accountant File Transfer Service (ACFT), see Troubleshoot Accountant File Transfer service issues.