In QB2018 Desktop, trying to Create State W-2 E-file, received ERROR 31: se_err_noassoc Excel works for reports, but not for this.


Hi there, KG.

It's possible QuickBooks Desktop can't locate your Excel program when creating the State W2 E-File report. This also happens if the report template doesn't have an Excel association (as shown in the error message).

You can set the file association manually to open the report to Excel. Here's how:
  1. Open your file drive, then look for the template.
  2. Double-click on the file listed within the error message.
  3. You will receive a prompt asking to select a program to associate the file to.
  4. Highlight Excel, then select OK to associate the template with Excel and open the report. 

If the same thing happens, you'll need to repair Excel to fix any potential software issue. You can check out this Help article from Microsoft for the steps and details: Repair An Office Application.

You can contact your IT professional if you need further assistance.

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Feel free to leave a comment below if you have additional questions. Thanks!
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