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I was trying to view a previous reconciled transaction. I made literally no adjustments to it and even pressed revert. However, it will not close. It says "Warning this account is the wrong type for this field. Please enter a different account of the appropriate type for this field".

I am in the CC register. I tried deleting that particular transaction but then the same thing happened to the following. I can't exit QB at all.

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Best answer December 12, 2018

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What happens is that someone starts out with Credit Card activities but they are using the wrong Transaction Type. Look in that register, on the left. For instance, someone started out as setting up a Bank Type account, and then entered the spending as CHK and credits as DEP. Then, someone edited the Account Type to change it from Bank to CC.

 

Now certain transaction types are Invalid and will not open. As long as you leave them be, you are fine. What they should have done is dealt with their error more properly, such as making one Credit Card Charge or Credit entry that lists the erroneous bank-type as the Expense detail, to make Banking = 0 and Transition to the CC account using the proper entry types.

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Hi there, hopezagha

 

It looks like it's a data damage. Let's try some steps to make sure you're able to view the transaction. 

 

Let's start with making sure that QuickBooks is updated. Refer to this guide article on how to do that: Update QuickBooks Desktop To The Latest Release.

 

Once updated, verify and rebuild your data. This process helps resolve common data issues within your company file. The steps are outlined here: Verify and Rebuild Data In QuickBooks Desktop.

 

In case the warning still shows up, please contact our Technical Support Team. They have more tools that can double-check what's causing the issue. Here's how:

 

  1. Open this link: https://help.quickbooks.intuit.com/en_US/contact.
  2. Select QuickBooks Desktop, then click the version you're using. 
  3. Click Solving Issues and Error Messages, then click Common Errors.
  4. Click Get Phone Number

Visit us again in the Community if you have follow-up questions. 

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What happens is that someone starts out with Credit Card activities but they are using the wrong Transaction Type. Look in that register, on the left. For instance, someone started out as setting up a Bank Type account, and then entered the spending as CHK and credits as DEP. Then, someone edited the Account Type to change it from Bank to CC.

 

Now certain transaction types are Invalid and will not open. As long as you leave them be, you are fine. What they should have done is dealt with their error more properly, such as making one Credit Card Charge or Credit entry that lists the erroneous bank-type as the Expense detail, to make Banking = 0 and Transition to the CC account using the proper entry types.

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Yes, I used a QB "Bank" account type to track my AMEX for many years.  I recently noticed that there is a "Credit Card" account type, so I switched the type so that the account shows up correctly as a liability on my balance sheet.  I am a good number of transactions in now as the "Credit Card" type and when I tried to open an older check transaction, I received this error.  The only way to get out of the loop is to select "Create a Copy", and then "Clear".  With that said, it would be exceedingly helpful for QB to have a way to convert the older check transactions to work within the "Credit Card" account type framework.  Is this possible?

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Hi johnh,

 

We recognize how you want QuickBooks to work perfectly with your business needs. I'll pass this along to our product team to let them know of your business needs.

 

Your feedback is important to us. This allows more opportunity to identify improvement by adding new functionality to the product.

 

You can also run and customize reports in QuickBooks Desktop: Customize Reports in QuickBooks Desktop.

 

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