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Can you move all data from business enterprise old version to online?

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Can you move all data from business enterprise old version to online?

Good day, jmiclou.


Converting QuickBooks Desktop Enterprise is not a straight-forward step but, with tips, I can help you make it happen. Let's get started.


There are certain limitations when moving your data to QuickBooks Online and feature differences between the two. 


  1. You can import transactions, but you can't export transactions from QuickBooks.
  2. There is a maximum number of list entries that QuickBooks can process.
  3. When importing assembly items, you can't import data in the item's custom fields.

Here's an article that you can check to know what data can be moved into QuickBooks Online: Conversion check list for converting your files into QuickBooks Online.


After that, below are the steps to complete the process:


  1. Make sure QuickBooks is up-to-date.
  2. Check if your company file isn’t too big to export.
  3. Log in as an admin to the company file you want to import.
  4. On your keyboard, press Ctrl+1 to open the Product Information window.
  5. Press Ctrl+B+Q, then select OK. On the export window, select Start your export.
  6. Sign in as an admin to your QuickBooks Online company.
  7. If you track inventory in QuickBooks Desktop:
  8. Select the Choose online company▼ dropdown, and choose the QuickBooks Online company you want to be replaced by your company file. Select Continue.
  9. Enter “Agree” in the text field, then select Replace.
  10. Select Yes, go ahead and replace the data, then select Replace.

You can take a look at these articles to know more about this process:


Stay in touch if you have any follow-up questions. Just add a comment below by clicking the Reply button below. Stay safe!

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Can you move all data from business enterprise old version to online?


If you are using QBD US version, you can only migrate it to QBO US version with steps provided by RoseMarjorieA. If your company located in South Africa, you should open QBO South Africa version.


You may need a 3rd party migration tool (i.e Exporter for QBD, Importer for QBO)

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