Quickbooks 2003 - migrate data file to latest version of Quickbooks Pro 2014

Can a user convert a QuickBooks 2003 data file directly to latest version of Quickbooks (Pro 2014), or do you have to convert it to an earlier version (2007\2010) and then convert to 2014?
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Tony GiangrecoCommented:
I've been using Quickbooks Pro since 2000 and have upgraded every few years. I researched your question and found the following answers in this page:

First Answer
The data base changed significantly in 08 that is why you are having problems upgrading. You will either have to find someone with QB installed for a couple of the intervening years and step up the data file or contact intuit support and send them the file to upgrade

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Also, since upgrading from QuickBooks 2003 to 2014 is a big jump, this will really cause some problems in updating or working on your company file. For this, we have our Data Services team to check on your company file and also they'll be the one to update it for you. Fees may apply for this but I assume that you have a support plan so this will definitely count and have this for free. You need to contact QuickBooks support so they can still check on it and they'd be able to escalate this to our Data Services team to assist you with this problem. =) Here's how to reach support:


Once you're on the page, you'll see: QuickBooks Windows > QuickBooks (Product) change at the top. Click on "change" option then select Pro. Choose "Fix an issue" then click "View Support options" then "Contact Us" tab.

Hops this info helps!

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From 2003 you have to via 2006 for the first upgrade, then you can jump to 2010 at least - not 100% sure on 2014 though.
Tony GiangrecoCommented:
Did you follow the postings and suggestions we provided? if you do, you should be able to complete the upgrades.
zargf8nsAuthor Commented:
We will be interfacing with our client this coming week. I will get you feedback by end of week. Thanks.
zargf8nsAuthor Commented:
The combination of answers was what we needed. We can now move forward with contacting QBs support to get them to convert the file to the latest available.
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