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grantcdonald
Level 1

Transaction List by Date does not show Description/Memo details. This is a big problem for me. How can this be resolved?

I need to see the bank reference details for each transaction.
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Mark_R
QuickBooks Team

Transaction List by Date does not show Description/Memo details. This is a big problem for me. How can this be resolved?

Let's get this sorted out, @grantcdonald.

 

You'll want to make sure that the added transactions have information on the Memo field. This way, the Description/Memo details will show on the Transaction List by Date report.

 

To verify, let's go to the Banking page and review each transaction. Here's how:

 

  1. Click Banking/Transactions from the left menu.
  2. Select the appropriate bank account.
  3. Go to the Categorized tab.
  4. Find and choose those added transactions.
  5. Then, verify if the Memo section has information.

 

Please know that the information entered on the Memo field (for added bank transactions) will only show under the Description/Memo column on a transaction report. Thus, the bank description won't appear on the report.

 

If you need some guidance customising reports in the future, you can read through this article: Customise reports in QuickBooks Online.

 

I'm still open to your replies if you need further assistance running reports in QuickBooks Online. Have a great day ahead!

grantcdonald
Level 1

Transaction List by Date does not show Description/Memo details. This is a big problem for me. How can this be resolved?

Thanks for your feedback. The memo field is blank. How do I copy the bank detail into the memo field for the last 2 years of transactions? 

Angelyn_T
QuickBooks Team

Transaction List by Date does not show Description/Memo details. This is a big problem for me. How can this be resolved?

Thank you for getting back, Grant. I'll help you with adding memo information to your last 2 years' transactions.

 

At this time, you can add the memo details manually to each of your transactions through the register.

 

Here's how:

 

  1. Click on Accounting at the left pane, then tap on Chart of Accounts.
  2. Select your account from the list, then tap on View register under Action.
  3. Filter the dates, then select the transaction with a blank Memo field.
  4. Tap on the transaction, then input the memo or description manually. You can also tap on Edit, then add the details under the Description column.
  5. Hit Save, then Yes to confirm the action.
  6. Repeat the same steps for other entries.

 

Once done, the memo will now be added to your transactions and show up on your reports.

 

For more tips about handling your reports in QBO, you can open this article: Run reports in QuickBooks Online.

 

You can also check out the topics from this article for additional resources about reviewing your downloaded banking transactions: Categorise and match online bank transactions in QuickBooks Online.

 

Lastly, please make sure to reconcile your transactions regularly to keep your books and balances intact and accurate.

 

Leave a comment below if you have any other questions about adding a bank reference or memo details to your transactions. I'm more than happy to provide additional assistance. Wishing you a good one!