Step 1. Email us requesting the online edition data files. They are not currently in the members only area because most customers still use the desktop versions of QuickBooks.
Due to QuickBooks Online limitations, you must use Windows and Internet Explorer for importing. Read more about how to work around this if you only have a Mac.
Step 2. Log into QuickBooks Online. It is important to note that having multiple online company files requires multiple subscriptions. With only one subscription, you can create and delete many company files, trying new things each time. But, you may only have one active company at a time, and delete any existing company file so you can import the sample company.
If you must delete an existing company file, here’s how:
Then go to http://quickbooksonline.intuit.com/ to sign up for a new account, at whichever cost level you want. (Try the free trial to learn if it will work for you.) For more help deleting and creating a new company, read this. (If you are paying, you won’t have to pay any more because this new account will replace your previous account).
Step 3. Logged into a brand new QuickBooks online company file, choose to Import QuickBooks Desktop Data.
Upload the the special online edition file that we gave you. When prompted, if you want to view sample transactions, choose to import everything, if you want a template just import the lists.
You may need to wait a short while once you imported the file before it is available to use. Check for an email from QuickBooks when your file is ready. When it is imported (it only took a few minutes for us), explore all of the data and transactions you now have.
When it is time for you to create a real company file, you can erase all this data, or go through the import process again. Questions about landlording and QuickBooks? Contact us, we’re glad to chat.
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