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Bluemagma1
Level 1

Importing journal entries in QB's Premier

 

I am trying to import a journal entry into QB Premier for the first time using an IIF template file. After my first attempt I got "; [ERROR] [Employee Vacation Fund] Account does not exist in Quickbooks [11288]" but the account is already set up in my chart of accounts. This is a payroll expense subaccount. Do I need to use the entire account hierarchy on the account field?

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Best answer August 02, 2021

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BigRedConsulting
Community Champion

Importing journal entries in QB's Premier

Yes, include the entire account name including the parent name. Put a ":" in-between the names, with no spaces, like:

Parent:Child

or

Payroll Expenses:Employee Vacation Fund

 

If you're not-so-inclined to work out these sorts of kinks with your IIF files, you might consider our BRC IIF Transaction Creator Pro  tool. Note that even if you do want to create IIF files yourself, you can download it and use it in trial mode to create IIF files tailored for your company file. Then use the IIF files it creates as an example/template to follow.  If will, for example, automatically find and include the full account name (like Payroll Expenses:Employee Vacation Fund) in the IIF file when you use only the child name on your worksheet.

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Rustler
Level 15

Importing journal entries in QB's Premier

Yes you do

BigRedConsulting
Community Champion

Importing journal entries in QB's Premier

Yes, include the entire account name including the parent name. Put a ":" in-between the names, with no spaces, like:

Parent:Child

or

Payroll Expenses:Employee Vacation Fund

 

If you're not-so-inclined to work out these sorts of kinks with your IIF files, you might consider our BRC IIF Transaction Creator Pro  tool. Note that even if you do want to create IIF files yourself, you can download it and use it in trial mode to create IIF files tailored for your company file. Then use the IIF files it creates as an example/template to follow.  If will, for example, automatically find and include the full account name (like Payroll Expenses:Employee Vacation Fund) in the IIF file when you use only the child name on your worksheet.

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Bluemagma1
Level 1

Importing journal entries in QB's Premier

It worked! Thank you very much for your help! I don't have a large volume of daily entries yet, but when I do, I will definitely consider your BRC IIF Transaction Creator Pro

Bluemagma1
Level 1

Importing journal entries in QB's Premier

It worked! Thank you very much for your help! 

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