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Create, access and modify memorized reports

You can memorize reports in QuickBooks if you want the same settings of the customized report to be available for future use. This way, you do not have to go through the customization process again. Note that when you memorize a report, QuickBooks saves only the report settings (customization). Depending on the date filter, the data will be different or updated.

This article is part of a series that covers basic information about reports in QuickBooks Desktop.

  1. From the reports window, select Memorize.
  2. On the Memorize Report window, type in the name you want to assign the report. Note that you need to enter a new name when you are saving a new memorized report. If you want to overwrite a previously saved report, use a name similar to it.
  3. (Optional) Select the Save in Memorized Report Group checkbox if you want to save the report on a specific report group (Accountant, Banking, etc...)
  4. (Optional) Select Share this report template with others. When you select this checkbox, your report template will be accessible to other QuickBooks users when they go to the Contributed tab in the Report Center.
  5. Select OK.

There are several ways to access and open memorized reports.

From the Report Center:

  1. Go to the Reports menu and select Report Center.
  2. On the Report Center window, select the Memorized tab.
  3. On the left panel, choose the appropriate group. If you didn’t assign a report group when you memorized the report, choose Uncategorized.
  4. Double click the report to open it.

From the Memorized Report List:

  1. Go to the Reports menu and select Memorized Reports then Memorized Report List .
  2. On the Memorized Report List window, double click the report.

From the Reports menu:

  1. Go to the Reports menu and select Memorized Reports.
  2. Select the report.

You can edit an existing memorized report and opt to create a new one or replace a previously memorized report.

  1. Open the memorized report.
  2. Make the appropriate changes.
  3. Select Memorize.
  4. When you get a prompt, you can either:
    • Select Replace if you want QuickBooks to overwrite the existing memorized report.
    • Select New if you want to keep the existing report and create another one.

If you have customized the title or removed the name of the original report and want to determine the report from which you created a memorized report, access the In-product help.

  1. From the Reports menu, select Memorized Reports then select the report you've memorized.
  2. With the report open, select Help then QuickBooks Help (or press F1 on your keyboard).
  3. The Help Article window will open and display the title of the original report at the top of the article.
  1. Go to the Reports menu and select Memorized Reports then Memorized Report List.
  2. Find the report you want to delete.
  3. Right-click the report and choose Delete Memorized Report (or press Ctrl + D on your keyboard).
  4. Select OK when you receive a prompt asking if you want to delete the memorized report.

You can change the way a memorized report appears on your list or how it is categorized.

  1. Go to the Reports menu, select Memorized Reports and then Memorized Report List.
  2. Move the report from one group to another. There are two ways to do this:
    • Select and drag the diamond and move the report.
    • Manually edit and save the report:
      1. Right-click the report and choose Edit Memorized Report.
      2. Select the Save in Memorized Report Group checkbox and from the drop-down, choose the appropriate report group.
      3. Select OK.

If you do not want to use the existing report groups in QuickBooks, you can add a new one and use it for saving memorized reports.

  1. Go to the Reports menu and select Memorized Reports then Memorized Report List.
  2. Select the Memorized Report button and choose New Group.
  3. Enter your desired name for the group.
  4. Select OK.
  • If you get the error message, "QuickBooks encountered errors while attempting to memorize this report. QuickBooks cannot memorize this report. This may be because the report's definition is too large. Try reducing the number of filters or the specific numbers of items chosen in each filter to shrink the report's size." when attempting to memorize or re-memorize reports, you need to reduce the number of filters or the number of item selections chosen in each filter to resolve the error.
  • If you select Process Multiple Reports from the Reports menu and it does not display, it may be caused by a damaged report or a report imported from another version of QuickBooks. You need to find, delete and re-create the report causing the issue.

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