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camasc26
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Please select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking the quantity on hand of these inventory items.

 
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SophiaAnnL
Moderator

Please select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking the quantity on hand of these inventory items.

I know why you're getting this message, camasc26.

 

This warning appears if the date on the transaction you're trying to create comes before the As of date of the inventory item. Please ensure that the date of the transaction is the same date when you started tracking the quantity on hand of this item.

 

To verify the date, you can refer to these steps:

  1. Click the Gear icon.
  2. Under Lists, select Products and Services.
  3. Find the item that you're trying to use on the transaction.
  4. Click Edit in the far right.
  5. In the Product/Service information page, go to the Quantity on hand section.
  6. Click the Starting value link and click Got it! when prompted.
  7. In the new window, verify the As of date.
  8. If it's wrong, you can change it. If it's correct, then leave it as it is and click Save and close.

Here's an article that talks more about the inventory overview and its setup.

 

I'll be here if you have additional questions. Thanks for dropping by.

Sen139
Level 1

Please select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking the quantity on hand of these inventory items.

what if you have to change tracking date for hundreds of SKU? Is there a way to do it fast?

AileneA
QuickBooks Team

Please select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking the quantity on hand of these inventory items.

Hi there, @Sen139

 

Thank you for reaching out to the Community. As of this moment, we can only change the date by manually modifying each tracking date of your SKU. 

 

I understand how beneficial it is to your business. Rest assured, our developer's team is working hard to develop the best features to fit the needs of our customers. 

 

I suggest visiting our Blog site. This is where we share recent happenings and future developments, such as updates to newly added features. Here's the link: The QuickBooks Blog.  

 

Please know that the Community is always here to help you out to make you and your business easy and functional. Take care.

Tom99
Level 1

Please select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking the quantity on hand of these inventory items.

this does not work. the inventory starting value is 11/26/2020. the article was actually sold in September and i need to create the invoice in September but i cant because "select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking ..."

JamesDuanT
Moderator

Please select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking the quantity on hand of these inventory items.

Thanks for bringing your concern to our attention and for joining in on the thread, Tom99.

 

Yes, you cannot enter transactions with dates earlier than the Starting date of the inventory item you want to use. We can change the Starting value for you to be able to enter the transaction using the inventory item. Note that doing this will affect the initial value of your inventory. Here's how to do it:

  1. Click Sales on the left menu and go to the Products and Services tab.
  2. Look for the inventory item and click Edit.
  3. In the Product/Service information window, click the Starting value hyperlink.
  4. Click Got it! and it will route you to the Inventory Starting Value page.
  5. Change the As of date and other inventory details if necessary.
  6. Click Save and close.

You can use this article for reference when setting up an inventory item: Set up and track your inventory in QuickBooks Online.

 

After that, you can already enter the transaction you need to record.

 

You can always get back to us if you need additional assistance with your inventory. Have a great day!

12121212
Level 1

Please select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking the quantity on hand of these inventory items.

It still does not work

MorganB
Content Leader

Please select a transaction date that comes after the date you started tracking the quantity on hand of these inventory items.

Thanks for following up on this thread, 12121212.

 

I want to make sure you're able to adjust inventory in your QuickBooks Online account.

 

Since the troubleshooting steps mentioned above didn't do the trick, I recommend reach out to a member of the QBO Support Team. Agents have the necessary tools to take a closer look and determine what's causing the issue to persist. Here's how to get in touch with the team:

 

1. Click the Help button in the top right corner.
2. Select Contact Us.
3. Enter Support in the field and choose Let's talk.
4. From here you can select to receive a callback at a time that's convenient for you, or begin a live chat session with an agent.

 

The following linked article provides these steps if you ever need them again in the future: QuickBooks Online Support

 

Please know I'm only a comment or post away if you have any other questions. Take care!

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