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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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Best answer 12-10-2018

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This means the account type on that line (bank, credit ca...

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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QuickBooks Pro 2015. I think I just solved my own problem...

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.
BRC
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This means the account type on that line (bank, credit ca...

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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Many thanks... I'm not the accountant, I'm the techie. Ma...

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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How can I fix this?
BRC
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Don't include an account in your IIF file that already ex...

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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