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Overflow in QuickBooks Desktop

  • When you run the Verify Data utility, you see the error: Problem: An overflow error has occurred. One of your accounts has exceeded the maximum value allowed.
  • When you open your Chart of Accounts (COA), one or more of your balance sheet accounts shows *overflow* instead of an amount.
  • When you run a report, one or more of the amount columns shows *overflow* instead of an amount.
Why this is happening

There are several possible causes:

  • An account balance or other field in your company file has an amount greater than $9,999,999,999,999.99.
  • Damaged transactions in your company data file.
  • When a large quantity on a Group Item is changed to another large quantity, Overflow can appear next to the Group's component items.
  • An Inventory item with a value that is too large for the number of items. e.g., a quantity of 1 and a value of $18,000,000.
  • The format you are copying from an Excel spreadsheet does not match a format that is accepted by QuickBooks.
How to fix it

Intuit recommends more than one solution for this problem. The first solution may solve your problem, or you may need to try all of them to resolve the issue. For best results, perform the solutions in the order shown.

IMPORTANT: Before performing any of the following solutions, it is best to verify that your computer meets the QuickBooks Desktop 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2014 system requirements. Things to look for are Regional Settings, Disk Space and available RAM.
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