Quickbooks - export chart of accounts via QODBC

Hello,

I am trying to export the Chart of Accounts from Quickbooks to Excel via QODBC. However which table in Quickbooks creates the Chart of Accunt entries ? Thanks

Kaps
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
MSQuery editor is taking along time to return the data over a VPN   <-- Never do this with QuickBooks. You can damage the database.

If you need to work remotely, connect to a remote PC that has QuickBooks with fast LAN access to the database and run your queries from the remote PC.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
In QuickBooks, List, Chart of Accounts. You can export it as an IIF file from which you can use it as you need to.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Here is the QOBDC list of names of tables in QuickBooks:

http://doc.qodbc.com/qodbc/ca/TableList.php?categoryName=Lists

The name of the Account List is account.
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Kap68Author Commented:
HI ian,

Thank you for your prompt response. I will take a proper look later but it looks about right. Thanks

Regards
Kaps
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Annaliese DellSec-TreasCommented:
Also, to see which column you need, type this into VBDemo: sp_columns account
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Kap68Author Commented:
Thanks for some reason the MSQuery editor is taking along time to return the data over a VPN.  Any thoughts ?
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Kap68Author Commented:
Thanks everybody for theit help so far. I'm on a bit of a learning curve. is there anyway of exporting the list of the transactions, but on each line have the relevant heading from the trial balance ? Thanks

Regards
Kaps
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can export a trial balance into Excel to see what it would look like. It has account numbers and account names and may be what you want.

Most any report can be customized to give you the columns you want to see. This is the easiest approach and I do this a lot.

Here is a QODBC article on extracting to Excel.

http://support.flexquarters.com/esupport/index.php?/Default/Knowledgebase/Article/View/2353/57/qodbc-and-microsoft-excel

This would be your source of information to adapt to the way you wish to do things. Reports are a really easy way to go because they can be exported to Excel.
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Kap68Author Commented:
Hi John,

Thanks - but the trial balance is only at a point in time. I'm looking for a way to get the trransaction report (over time) such that i can easily see where each line fits into the trial balance. Thanks

Kaps
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Your question was to find the name of the chart of accounts which I answered. I extract data with reports. The custom report will give you most any collection of data and the account numbers tie the lines into the trial balance very neatly. You need account numbers, so do this first of account numbers do not exist.

Then if you need to write a QODBC query rather than using reports, you would need to start a new question.
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Kap68Author Commented:
Ok - thanks for that. I will open a new question.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not a QOBDC expert, but I will watch to see how you get on. Thanks.
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Kap68Author Commented:
Hi John,

i think i have muddied the waters so to speak. I realise now i need a custom report rather than odbc to do what i want. i have already opened a new question. can you help ? thanks

regards

Kaps
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I will watch for it. I have not seen the question yet in your profile.
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