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IIF Transaction Creator


Use the IIF Transaction Creator to import transactions from Excel into QuickBooks. Import most transaction types including checks, deposits, bills, invoices, journal entries, credit card charges, and most others.

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Import transactions from Excel into QuickBooks

The IIF Transaction Creator helps you import most transaction types from your Excel worksheets into QuickBooks.

The IIF Creator converts worksheet data into IIF files for import into QuickBooks.  As an Excel addin it integrates with Excel and is available directly from the menus in Excel.

To use the IIF Transaction Creator, arrange your data in simple row/column layouts on a spreadsheet. Several layout options are supported including a simple single-row layout and a more complex multi-row layout that resembles a QuickBooks Journal report.  Examples are available from the IIF Creator’s menu and can be used as templates.

Feature Summary

  • Import most transaction types into QuickBooks based on your Excel worksheet data (e.g. Checks, Deposits, Invoices, Bills, General Journals, and so on.)
  • Include just one or up to thousands of transactions in your IIF files at a time.
  • Built in worksheet error checking for better results.
  • Automatic name and account conflict resolution for easy import into QuickBooks, for both existing and new list records.
  • Automatic sales tax calculation for sales transactions.
  • Integrates with your company to create a custom IIF file designed just for your company for a smooth and reliable import.

Supported Transactions

Most transaction types are supported for import. You can convert these transaction types from your Excel worksheet to an IIF file for import:


Free Trial

Download the IIF Transaction Creator for a free trial before you purchase.  Click the Windows or Mac logo above to download.  You can use the fully-working trial to export up to 100 financial transactions to IIF files for import into QuickBooks (e.g. 100 checks or 100 invoices, or a mix of transactions.) This is the only trial limitation. Later when you purchase use your product key to unlock the trial.

Free Examples & Templates

The IIF Transaction Creator includes examples for the various supported transactions.  You can access these from the Examples menu once the IIF Creator is installed.  You can use these examples for all of the transaction types listed above.  Examples can even be pulled directly from your QB file for review in Excel, so you can see how  your accounting and other field values should look in Excel.

We’ve also provided a few extras in the form of templates that you can use on their own or with the IIF Creator. See the template workbooks page for useful extended templates.  Use these for additional ideas / different ways to use the IIF Creator. These specialized templates include an expense report, invoice, journal entry template, a depreciation calculator, and a loan payment calculator.