Importing IIf files

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Error on line XX when importing IIF Files

When importing an IIF file, you may see an error message with format:

Error on Line XX: (Message varies)

Why this is happening
The error message and root cause will vary based on the information that is being imported here are a few examples:

Error on line XX: You can’t change the type of an account.

Occurs when the account […]


Import an IIF file into your QuickBooks data file

IIF files enable you to import lists and transactions into your company file.
Detailed instructions
Before you import transactions:

Since you cannot undo an import, you must backup your company file before proceeding.
Before importing transactions, you need to set up Accounts, Items, Names and Sales Tax Items and Names. You can do this on one of two ways.

You can […]