When you create a sales transaction (invoice, estimate, credit memo, sales receipt, sales order, purchase order) and edit an item description, the new information does not show in any reports in the Item Description column.
The Item Description column in all QuickBooks reports shows information from the Item List and not the transactions. Any modifications to the Description in a transaction will not appear in this column.
The default reports in QuickBooks includes a Memo column which plays a dual role in detailed reports:
You may select an item from the drop-down, add to the description and save the transaction. When you run a Sales by Customer Detail report and include the Item Description column, you see the following:
You may select an item from the drop-down, add to the description, enter a memo and save the transaction. When you run a Custom Detail report and include the Item Description column, you see the following:
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