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John_K
Level 2

Utility for automatic open and close of QuickBooks file

Hello Community --

 

We run QBES v19. We have a process that needs to run daily, but don't want to have to have a user account logged in the QB 24x7 if we can help it.

 

I am looking for a utility that will open our QB file for a specific QB user (at say 4pm) and then a while later (say 5pm), close the QB file. It does not need to close QB, just the file.

 

We have this setup to run on a dedicated Windows 10 machine (so the Windows user account can stay logged in and we can have QB open, and I want it to only run on weekdays. No one else uses the computer.

 

Anyone have any ideas?

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RenjolynC
QuickBooks Team

Utility for automatic open and close of QuickBooks file

Hello there, John_K.

 

At the moment, the option to have QuickBooks Desktop open a user or file automatically is unavailable. The process is done manually.

 

You'll want to consult other opinions in the Intuit Developer forum. This is a page where you can ask engineers, developers, and other QuickBooks users about your concern.

 

You can go to this link: https://help.developer.intuit.com/s/ and select QuickBooks Desktop then click the Ask a Question button.

 

I'll be around if you have any additional questions or other concerns. Take care and stay safe.

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Utility for automatic open and close of QuickBooks file


@John_K wrote:

We run QBES v19. We have a process that needs to run daily, but don't want to have to have a user account logged in the QB 24x7 if we can help it.

Anyone have any ideas?


@John_K 

What kind of process? Do you need to migrate some data?

John_K
Level 2

Utility for automatic open and close of QuickBooks file

It's TrueCommerce -- but not sure why that matters ??

Fiat Lux - ASIA
Level 15

Utility for automatic open and close of QuickBooks file

Have you explore task scheduler in Windows?

John_K
Level 2

Utility for automatic open and close of QuickBooks file

Thank you -- that was my plan if I could not find a utility. 

- Task 1 - open the QB file

- Task 2 - kill the QBW task

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