Most of your QuickBooks Desktop company data comes with you when you move to QuickBooks Online, but there are some kinds of data we can't bring over for you.

Here's a list of what isn't imported during the conversion process:

What isn't imported What to do
Reconciliation reports Save your reconciliation reports in QuickBooks Desktop to access them later. In QuickBooks Online, just continue reconciling where you left off. See Reconcile hub for a list of articles to help you with this task or watch the video tutorial on reconcile (US only).
Recurring credit card charges (all other recurring transactions will come over) Cancel each existing Automatic Credit Card recurring charge from your Merchant Center, and recreate it in QuickBooks Online as a recurring sales receipt.
Reports Find a similar report in QuickBooks Online and customize it to your preference. Refer to Customize reports for detailed steps or watch the video tutorial on customizing reports (US only). You can also go to Apps.com (currently available only in English) for a list of reporting apps that can help your business.
Audit trail Your QuickBooks Desktop audit trail won't come over, but all new changes going forward will be captured in the much improved Audit Log within QuickBooks Online.
Inventory (from QuickBooks for Mac) QuickBooks for Mac isn't capable of exporting inventory to QuickBooks Online. Instead you can save your company as a QuickBooks for Windows file and export it from a Windows machine running QuickBooks Desktop.

The following features are not yet available in QuickBooks Online:

Not available in QuickBooks Online What to do
  • Sales Orders
  • Fixed Asset Tracking with Fixed Asset Manager
  • Price Levels
  • Estimate to Actual Reporting
Currently, we don't recommend QuickBooks Online to QuickBooks Desktop users who need these features.

If you choose to use QuickBooks Online, you may be able to find an App that can integrate these features with QuickBooks Online. Check out Apps.com (currently available only in English) to see a full list.

Not finding what you’re looking for? For a complete list, see Import Limitations - QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online.