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How to Import TimeSheet Entries into QuickBooks Desktop?

Import TimeSheet Entries from Supported File Formats directly into QuickBooks Desktop using SaasAnt Transactions - #1 user rated and Intuit trusted bulk data automation tool built exclusively for QuickBooks. SaasAnt Transactions supports QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Enterprise and Accountant Editions.

You can download the free trial of the software directly from the SaasAnt Website. Follow this article for a detailed installation instruction.

Basic Import Steps

Importing with SaasAnt Transaction is a breeze with our simplified and powerful Import wizard. Just follow a simple 3 step process to bulk import your file data to QuickBooks.

Click Import button in the Dashboard screen or Import option from the File menu in the menubar to navigate to  File Selection screen of the Import wizard(Step 1).

  • Step 1 - File Selection: Select "QuickBooks Transaction Type" as "Time Tracking". "Select Your File" - You can either click "Browse File" to browse and select the file from local computer folder or click "Sample Templates" to navigate to SaasAnt sample file in local.
  • Step 2 - Mapping: Set up the mapping of the file columns corresponding to QuickBooks fields. This step will be automated for you if you use the SaasAnt template file. Download Sample Template file.
  • Step 3 - Review & Import: Review your file data in the Review Grid screen and click "Send to QuickBooks" to upload your file data to QuickBooks.

More detailed instruction of the steps are available in this article.


Mapping QuickBooks Fields

Field NameFormatDescription
DateDateThe date entered by the user when this transaction occurred.
Name *Reference Text (Max Length: 209 Characters)Employee or Vendor Reference

Vendor reference from below options.
Vendor Look up Strategies with Import Settings- Full Name, First Name, Company Name, Account NO., Tax Id, Custom Field, Look up


 
Customer: JobReference Text (Max Length: 209 Characters)Reference to the associated customer.

Customer reference from below options.
Customer Look up Strategies with Import Settings- Full Name, First Name, Company Name, Account NO., Resale NO., Custom Field, Look up

Billable StatusBillable, NotBillable, HasBeenBilled
Duration *Decimal
ClassReference Text (Max Length: 159 Characters)
Service Item *Reference Text (Max Length: 159 Characters)Reference to Item (service).
Item reference from below options.
Item Look up Strategies with Import Settings- Full Name, Custom Field, Look up



Payroll Item *Reference Text (Max Length: 31 Characters)
NotesText (Max Length: 4095 Characters)

 

All (*) marked fields are mandatory. 

Import Settings

A host of powerful customisations for your file data is available with Import Settings. This is available in the  Step 3: Review & Import screen or directly under "Edit" Menu in the menubar. Some of the very useful settings for transaction includes:

  • Find Matching Transactions in QuickBooks by: Identifier to locate existing transactions in your QuickBooks.
  • Action When a Matched Transaction Found: If an existing transaction is found for the above setting identifier then the corresponding action to be taken. You can choose to Duplicate/ Ignore/ Update/ Append existing transaction in your QuickBooks.
  • Pre-Import Validation: Validate the complete file before importing to QuickBooks. By turning this setting ON, file rows will be imported only after cleaning up all the issues in file. This option however will delay the import.

More details about the settings related to Automatic creation of Items, Assigning reference number from the file, etc are available in this article.

FAQ's

Most of us would have some questions while moving data to your QuickBooks Online. Some of them for your reference below:

  • I made some mistakes in the Import and my QuickBooks reports got corrupted. Is there any way to undo or revert my Import?

            It is possible to undo the import completely/ partially with the Delete feature.

  • Does your app support taxes?

            Yes. It does.

  • I don't want to create Products,Vendors or Customers automatically for my Time Entry. I can't create products before each upload. Is it supported?

            Yes. It is. You can auto-create unavailable Products,Vendors or Customers Or turn this setting off in the import settings.

  • My file has some specific date format. I don't want to change the file. Will your product support all date formats?

            Yes. You can select the specific date format as per your requirement in the import settings.

  • Do you have any sample templates?

            Yes. We do have. Sample Template

  • What are the file types supported by your application?

            TXT, CSV, XLS, XLSX etc. Supported File Formats 


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