The following are instructions for importing the Certify Bill Report into QuickBooks Online (QBO) using Transaction Pro Importer.
After downloading a Bill Report from Certify, log into Transaction Pro and select to IMPORT.
CHOOSE IMPORT TYPE: Select BILLS as your import type by clicking on the box, which take you to the next window.
UPLOAD FILES: On this window, either DRAG AND DROP into the gray box your file to import or click in the gray box to BROWSE AND ATTACH your import file. Importer can import any flat file format into QBO such as .csv, .txt, and Excel.
BEFORE ATTACHING FILE
AFTER ATTACHING FILE
NOTE: If any changes are made to the import file after it has been attached to Importer, the file will need to be re-attached for Importer to recognize the changes.
Click SELECT FILE AND SHEET in the lower right-hand corner to proceed to the next window.
SELECT FILE AND SHEET: If your workbook has multiple worksheets (tabs) and/or if you have attached multiple files, you will see a list of the all available options to import. You can only work with one worksheet in one workbook at a time. Therefore, select the workbook and worksheet combination that contains the data that you wish to import by clicking the SELECT SHEET button next to the correct one.
MATCH COLUMNS: On this window, you will tell Importer what columns in your import file contains what data for available QBO fields.
Any field that has a blue asterick (*) is a required field that must either be included in your import file or have a default value assigned to the field.
Each field has two options for mapping. You can enter information in either column but never both.
The first column is to map the info that is in the import file. Your import file column headers will be available on the dropdown menu for each field under the IMPORT COLUMN column.
Any data that is not in your import file, needs to be included in the import, and has the same value for all imported transactions can be entered as a default value under the DEFAULT VALUE column.
For the mapping shown below, the following sample data file is being used:
(NOTE: A predefined map that matches the mapping demonstrated below is available as an attachment to this article to download and use in Transaction Pro. Save the map download to your desired location and then when on the mapping window of Transaction Pro, click UPLOAD MAPPING OPTIONS to select the predefined map and add to your available saved maps).
The suggested fields to map at minimum to import the expense information from Certify are:
REFNUMBER: This is a required field. It is the number (can be alphanumeric) that is assigned to the imported Bill in QBO. It is also the field that allows Importer to know where a transaction begins and ends, which allows Importer to group detail lines together that belong on the same transaction.
VENDOR: This is a required field and will be the Vendor to whom the Bill is being paid.
TXNDATE: This is the Date that will be assigned to the Bill. This is not a required field; however, if no Date is provided in the import file or as a static value, then the Date will default to the Date that the import is performed.
DUEDATE and SALESTERMS fields are not required. If nothing is imported for either of these fields, QBO will use the default Term assigned the Vendor to calculate the Bill’s Due Date.
There are two detail options for Bills in QBO: posting to General Ledger Expense Account or posting to an Item. A Bill can contain both of these detail types on the same Bill but not on the same data row.
If posting to an Expense Account, data will be mapped to the Expenses fields. At minimum, data should be mapped or given a static value for the following fields:
EXPENSEACCOUNT: This is the Expense Account in QBO. It must match QBO exactly (spelling, punctuation, capitalization, spacing, etc).
The import data should include either the Account Name or Account Number but not both.
If posting to a sub-account and using Account Numbers, the import should include only the sub-account to which to post.
If posting to a sub-account and using Account Names, the import must include the entire path with each level separate by a colon with no space before or after the colon.
EXAMPLE: Main Account:Sub Account:Sub Account 2
EXPENSEDESC: Any comment or memo explaining the reason for the expense.
EXPENSEAMOUNT: This is the dollar amount for the expense detail line that are to be reimbursed. QBO will automatically add all detail lines together for the total of the Bill.
EXPENSECLASS: If using Classes in QBO, then the Class will need to be mapped to this field for the transaction.
If posting to an Item, data will be mapped to the Item fields. At minimum, data should be mapped or given a default value for the following fields:
LINEITEM: This is an Item that exists on the Product/Service list in QBO. The setup of the Product/Service will determine to which General Ledger Account the transaction will post.
LINEDESC: Any comment or memo explaining the reason for or description of the purchase. If nothing is imported, it will default to the description in the Product/Service setup.
LINEQTY: If importing an Inventory type, quantity must be included. Otherwise, QBO assumes a quantity of zero during import. A value of one (1) can be mapped to the Default Value column, if a quantity column does not exist in the import file.
LINEUNITPRICE: This is where the cost per Product/Service will be mapped. QBO will add all detail lines together to calculate the total amount of the Bill.
LINECLASS: If using Classes in QBO, then the Class will need to be mapped to this field for the transaction.
Once you have completed your map, click SAVE MAPPING OPTIONS on the left-hand side of the window. You may save the map as any name that you choose. You may save an infinite number of different maps for each import type and access the different maps by selecting the drop-down button for CHOOSE SAVED OPTIONS.
Click PREVIEW AND IMPORT to proceed to the next window.
PREVIEW AND IMPORT: This window provides you with a preview of your data, showing what data is importing into which QBO field.
You may deselect any data row that you do not wish to import by clicking the box in the first column for the row.
You may select OPTIONS for your import, if necessary.
To select OPTIONS, click on the button above the import data.
The OPTIONS that you may want to select are:
ENABLE ACCOUNT NUMBERS ON TRANSACTIONS: If importing Expense Accounts on the Bill and if using Account Numbers and not Account Names, this option must be selected.
DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY ADD ACCOUNTS FROM YOUR IMPORT DATA THAT ARE NOT IN QUICKBOOKS: This option will stop Importer from creating a new General Ledger Account if it encounters an Account that does not currently exist in QBO. Instead, that record will fail to import, allowing you to manually set up the Account in QBO.
DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY ADD ITEMS FROM YOUR IMPORT DATA THAT ARE NOT IN QUICKBOOKS: This option will stop Importer from creating a new Product/Service if it encounters a Product/Service that does not currently exist in QBO. Instead, that record will fail to import, allowing you to manually set up the Product/Service in QBO.
DO NOT AUTOMATICALLY ADD VENDORS FROM YOUR IMPORT DATA THAT ARE NOT IN QUICKBOOKS ONLINE: This option will stop Importer from creating a new Vendor account if it encounters a Vendor that does not currently exist in QBO. Instead, that record will fail to import, allowing you to manually set up the Vendor in QBO.
Be sure to click the SAVE button at the bottom of the OPTIONS window to save the options that were selected.
Return to the TRANSACTION TO IMPORT by clicking on the tab along the top of the window.
Click IMPORT in the lower right-hand corner to begin the import into QBO.
A confirmation window will appear to confirm that you are ready to import. Click YES to import or NO to return to Importer to make changes.
If the data imports without any issues, the data will move to the IMPORTED TRANSACTIONS tab with a message displayed in green along the top saying your import was successful.
You may download an import log by clicking on either the EXPORT TO EXCEL tab or SEND TO EMAIL tab.
If Importer finds any issues with your import data while validating with your QBO data, a message will appear along the top of the TRANSACTION TO IMPORT tab in red, explaining what issue has been found. Be sure to click on one of the highlighted cells (highlighted either red or yellow) to receive the specific error message.
It could be possible that some data will import, and other data will not. If this is the case, all data that imported successfully will be moved to the IMPORTED TRANSACTIONS tab, and only the data that failed to import will be found on the TRANSACTION TO IMPORT tab.
You can make changes directly to the import data on the TRANSACTION TO IMPORT tab, correcting any data as necessary.
Once you have corrected the data that did not import, you may click IMPORT again to import only the data on the TRANSACTIONS TO IMPORT tab. The data on the IMPORTED TRANSACTIONS tab will not re-import.
Verify in QBO that your Bills imported correctly. You can find the most recent transactions entered or imported into QBO by click on the magnifying glass in the upper right-hand corner of the QBO window.