Solved

Import into QuickBooks or PeachTree

Posted on 2008-10-06
2
1,550 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-15
Does anyone know if it is possible to establish a routine process that exports financial transaction data from a custom DB, like MSSQL, into a financial app like QuickBooks or Peachtree?  We have a FoxPro front end, SQL backend invoicing system that can easily be modified to create a structured doc that could be imported into an app like QuickBooks.  We use QuickBooks as our accounting software for tax, payroll, general ledger, etc.  We manually reeenter the data from the FoxPro app into QuickBooks.  I can see that QuickBooks does allow you to import some data, I just can't tell if it's designed to work in the more routine method we are looking for: using a routine export/import method rather then our current process of manally reentering everything.
0
Comment
Question by:woodwyn
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:AndrewJen
Comment Utility
I've successfully used QODBC, a commercial product available at http://www.qodbc.com.
0
 
LVL 28

Accepted Solution

by:
Bill Bach earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
There are several options available.  Both Sage/PeachTree and Intuit/QuickBooks offer a Software Developers Kits free for the asking.  Check with the web sites for details.  These SDK's allow you to write your own applications that can import data one transaction at a time.  If you are a developer, or if you have developers on staff to maintain your existing application, then it should be a fairly quick process to interface with the new SDK and get the job done.

If you want something with a little less development effort, then there are solutions for that, too.  You can do an ODBC interface to PeachTree (though this one is a lot more complicated) via a direct ODBC connection, or an ODBC interface to QuickBooks with the aforementioned QODBC driver.  While these solutions offer "direct" access to the database, they still go though the SDk somewhat, and may be a bit slower that natively using the SDK.  Also, you may have to be much more careful about supplying all of the correct data inyour statements.

If you were reading data from QB/PT only, then ODBC is the way to go.  However, since you want to write, and (more importantly) you want to do it CORRECTLY, then I recommend learning how to use the appropriate SDK for the solution you choose.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Hi, I've just fixed a problem with Sage 50 Accounts 2011 crashing when creating a new Company.  I've wasted several hours on it so I thought I'd share the solution with others.  Remarkably, the same laptop had what appears to be exactly the same …
As an accountant it is essential that I am able to provide accurate and timely information to management and staff.  One of the challenges that I have faced is the need to report on a time period, whether it be a month, quarter, or year, and wanting…
In this seventh video of the Xpdf series, we discuss and demonstrate the PDFfonts utility, which lists all the fonts used in a PDF file. It does this via a command line interface, making it suitable for use in programs, scripts, batch files — any pl…
You have products, that come in variants and want to set different prices for them? Watch this micro tutorial that describes how to configure prices for Magento super attributes. Assigning simple products to configurable: We assigned simple products…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

17 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now