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Hello @globetreader569,


You're correct in that purging is essentially a deletion of all the data in a QuickBooks Online account. A few things to keep in mind is that a user is unable to perform this action if certain features have been used, such as paying employees with direct deposit. The article that @john-pero provided contains additional insight into this process and I recommend looking over it before initiating this process. 


When re-importing from QuickBooks Desktop, all of the data within QuickBooks Online will be overwritten by what's contained in the Desktop file. This action can't be undone and I suggest notating anything that's been done since the import. The Audit Log  feature can assist with reviewing activity in an account and I'm including an article for further guidance: View Audit Logs in QuickBooks Online.


Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week. Take care. 

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