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QBWin.log Error: Verify Target: Transaction out of balance

Creating a Backup/Verify displays error:

A data problem prevents QuickBooks Desktop from continuing.


The QBWin.log file shows the message:

Error: Verify Target: Transaction out of balance. Account = ACCOUNT XX. Date = XX.
How to fix it

Solution 1: Find the bill in your data file and correct the Amount Due:

  1. In the Verify Log within the QBWin.log file, look for an entry: "Error: Verify Target: Transaction out of balance. Account = ACCOUNT XX. Date = XX".
  2. Make a note of the Computed TransBalance and the balance showing below accnt (asset account).
  3. As you see above, the computed balance was $5,000 (the bill amount) and the item amount balance, was $10,000.
  4. Find the bill referenced in the QBWin.log to edit the amount.
    1. Click Edit > Find or press Ctrl + F.
    2. Click the Advanced tab.
    3. Select the Transaction Type filter and change the TransactionType field to Bill.
    4. Select the Date filter and change the Date field to the date of the bill that shows in the QBWin.log.
    5. Click Find.
  5. Double-click the affected bill from the list of results.
  6. Change the total Amount Due of the bill to match what the Item/Expense account shows so that the bill is in balance.
  7. Click Save & Close.
  8. Run Verify and if you continue to receive errors, repeat steps 1-7 for any other bills affected to resolve.


Solution 2: Find the invoice in the data file and correct the total on the invoice

  1. In the Verify Log within the QBWin.log file, look for an entry: "Error: Verify Target: Transaction out of balance. Account = ACCOUNT XX. Date = XX".
  2. Collect the invoice date and customer:job name for the affected invoices from the QBWin.log.
  3. Find the out of balance invoices using the information from the QBWin.log.
    1. Click Edit > Find or press Ctrl + F.
    2. Click the Advanced tab.
    3. Select the Transaction Type filter and change the TransactionType field to Invoice.
    4. Select the Date filter and change the Date field to the date of the invoice that shows in the QBWin.log.
    5. Select the Name filter and change the Name field to a customer:job  name that shows in the QBWin.log.
    6. Click Find.
  4. Double-click the affected invoice from the list of results.
  5. Print or save the invoice as PDF.
  6. Click the Item drop down field > select a different item from the list.
  7. Click the Item drop down field > change the item back to the original item.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each item on the invoice, refer to your PDF/Print out of the invoice to ensure accuracy.
  9. Click Save & Close.
  10. Run Verify and if you continue to receive errors, repeat steps 1-9 for any other invoices referenced in the QBWin.log.
KB ID# SLN63174
12/10/2016 10:28:28 AM
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