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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 being imported. Here are a few examples:

  • Importing an Invoice or Bill with an account type other than Accounts Receivable (Invoice) or  Accounts Payable (Bill).
  • Importing a transaction with an account that has not been created prior to the import.
  • Error on line XX: You can't change the type of an account.
    • Occurs when the account name or account number on line XX is already being used in the file and the account is of a different type.
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: Solutions 2 and 3 should be used only if you are receiving the error when importing transactions with an IIF file.

KB ID# SLN43501
4/28/2017 2:51:48 PM
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