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Hi

I need to add a subcolumn in my financial report, P&L

I know that going to modify report i can add subcolumns, but i need to add on with the "PREVIOUS YEAR TO DATE", as a reference column, in the modify report option i do not have that, so how can i include a new custom column.

please advice

thanks
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In a Profit report or Balance Sheet report, you can click on Modify Report and at the bottom of the display tab, you can add columns for previous year, previous period and year to date. If your main report is year to date, then the previous year column will be year to date as well. I think this is what you are referring to, and I am laying out how to manage it.

You can do much the same in the Balance Sheet report.

In these reports, click on the total drop down in the line below Modify Report. Notice how you can provide columns for time periods, class, customer:job and other things.

All that said, if the column option is not there and you did not miss anything, then you cannot add additonal columns of your own.

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Are you trying to create a P&L with previous or modify it? (There's a default P&L Prev Year Comparison report)

The columns you can add to the P&L report are very limited. What added information are you trying to include?
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That is the report I am referring to above. ... Thinkpads_User
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I am trying to add a total of the previous year, total not "previous year to date"
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If your report is a total year report, then you can add a previous year. If your report is just year-to-date, then you cannot add a previous complete year.  That is a limitation of the built in report writer.

If you need more flexibility than that, you need to use a 3rd party report writer or export the data to excel.
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where can i find report writers(third parties)
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Try the Marketplace for Intuit.   Go here:

http://marketplace.intuit.com/Default.aspx

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Market Place is a great place to look if you want to find a product that you can learn and write the report yourself. You can also search the QuickBooks support forum classifieds for individual that will write the report for you.

http://community.intuit.com/category/classifieds-2
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Thank you, and good luck going forward. ... Thinkpads_User
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