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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

I exported the vendor list to an IIF file. I'm attempting to import that IIF file into another company, and I keep getting the error message shown above. In Notepad (and Excel), the IIF file looks fine at and around Line xxx.

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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

This means the account type on that line (bank, credit card, income, expense) is different from an account already on the chart of accounts.  QB doesn't let you import an account on top of another of the same name when the type is different.

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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

QuickBooks Pro 2015. I think I just solved my own problem; the IIF file also had the chart of accounts in it (forgot to mention that). When the chart of accounts is removed from the IIF file, the vendor list seems to import just fine.
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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

This means the account type on that line (bank, credit card, income, expense) is different from an account already on the chart of accounts.  QB doesn't let you import an account on top of another of the same name when the type is different.

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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

Many thanks... I'm not the accountant, I'm the techie. Made sense once I realized what was actually in the IIF file (chart of accounts AND vendor list). Problem solved; the account in question has been removed from the IIF file, and it imported just fine. If the accountant needs that account, she'll create it manually. Again, many thanks.
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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

How can I fix this?
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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

Don't include an account in your IIF file that already exists of a different type, or attempt so use an account on transactions in an IIF file in an invalid way, a way not allowed in QB.
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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

How do i find out what account that line is

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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

How can i find out what is on that line that is creating the error

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Error on Line xxx: You can't change the type of an account.

Hello dear, Beccic.

 

We have there the Review now button that helps you to review and identify what's on the line that caused an error. We can see the Review now button when we import the list to another company file.

 

Here are the few steps that can help you find the error: 

  1. From the main menu, click File.
  2. Under Utilities, select Import and then, IIF Files.
  3. Hit Import IIF and open the name of the IIF file.
  4. Click the Review now button.
  5. Press CTRLF to find the error. Once you identify the errors, you can now correct them.

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Once everything is okay, you can now save this as IIF File again and import them properly. Also, you can visit these articles for additional reference:

 

You can always post here again if you have other questions. I'll be around to help you figure them out. Thanks. Take care!

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