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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 Creator converts worksheet data into IIF files for import into QuickBooks.  As an Excel add in it integrates with and use used from within.

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 financial transactions from Excel into QuickBooks. Most transaction types are supported. See table below.
  • Include just one or up to thousands of transactions in your IIF files at a time.
  • Built-in error checking for better results.
  • Automatic name and account conflict resolution for easy import into QuickBooks, for both existing and new “list” records like customers, accounts, and items.
  • Optional automatic extended amounts for sales (enter the Qty and Rate only, for example) as well as optional sales tax calculation on sales transactions.
  • Integrate with your QuickBooks 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:

Sales & Customers Purchases & Vendors Banking & Credit Cards Other
Credit Memo
Sales Receipt
Payment Received
Statement Change
Bill Credit
Bill Payment Check
Item Receipt
Purchase Order
Sales Tax Payment
Credit Card Charge
Credit Card Credit
General Journal
Inventory Adjustment


Free Trial

Download the IIF Transaction Creator for a free trial before you purchase.  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.


Release Notes

10.66: Improvements for single-row examples & changes to advise on connection dialogs.

10.65: Update code that creates new items to use the correct account column for various layout cases.

10.63: Improve layout of the examples dialog window. Improve error checking & related messaging for missing required fields.

10.62: Allow up to 20 digits for A/P transaction document number (11 for other types of transactions.)

10.61: Add option to Options & Settings dialog for current session right click insert menus for all Excel versions. Set and correctly display good through date in About dialog for certain upgrade paths.

10.58: Update the text file import date handling for cases where your text file date formats don’t agree with your or computer’s date format.

10.57: Include Cost of Goods Sold in the list or account types that can be marked billable on purchase transactions.

10.56b: Installer update related to integration issues specific to 32-bit computers.

10.56: Clean up behavior when defining multi-amount transactions.

10.55: Change the way check worksheet results are copied. Better messaging when entering a key for the wrong product.

10.53b: Installer update related to integration issues.

10.53: Resolve QuickBooks integration issues with recent QB patch releases.

10.52: Detect recent QB releases while integrating to avoid QB crash.

10.49: Reorder ribbon buttons to put examples in the help section.

10.47: Change so that when the new transaction column title is the same as the values on transactions the first transaction will be included in the IIF file.

10.46: Enable default transaction types based on transaction totals for the single-row multi-amounts layout. Prevent unneeded names from being added in the single-row multi-amounts layout

10.45: Update for setting reimbursable status on purchase transactions for QB 2019.

10.43: Update to integration error handling – pass back original error message & update suggested actions.

10.42: Remove code that truncates document numbers – originally added for QB 2019.

10.38: Better handling of transaction cleared status values, better default account values (and new settings for default income and expense accounts), as well as smarter default accounts for new inventory items.

10.37: Fixed issue where Annual product keys were sometimes not displayed.

10.33: Dialog window changes to link customers to QB 2019 import recommendations. Tweaks to the file format.

10.32: Fix error with insert list record feature that caused an error if there were no integrated lists.

10.31: Changes for QB 2019 (more!) including new help links.

10.29: Additional changes for QB 2019.  Date fix for some international locations.

10.28: Changes to purchase transaction handling so that item and non item rows will appear on the correct tabs in QuickBooks.

10.27: Fix issue with mapping dialog that caused lists of records to match to be empty.

10.26: Changes to accommodate QuickBooks 2019 and Enterprise 19.0

10.24: Updated example templates to address more common questions and display additional columns. Revised notes.

10.23: Changes to the column mapping dialog to help prevent invalid Account and Amount field selections. Updated documentation.

10.22: Significant changes to the custom menu and Ribbon, and also updated the documentation to match.

10.19: Changes to About & Purchase dialog to handle more than one product key.  Fix for Excel 2016 to resolve issue where app would not load properly.

10.18: When adding a Job to an existing customer, copy various contact information from the customer.

10.17: Now when mapping the Account column to nothing, the default name “Account” is not used.  This helps when the “Account” column on a worksheet is used for a customer or vendor account and not a GL account.

10.16: For the single row multi-amount layout format:  Now when no other account is found the amount column name is correctly used for the transaction detail row.

10.15: Now capture name addresses when specified for detail transaction rows.  Also, when adding a job to an existing customer, use the customer address if no job address is specified on the worksheet.

10.14: Changes to the way integrated group items are stored in the list cache to handle larger groups.

10.07:  Set newer 64-bit connection method as the default method.  Also some minor bug fixes