I've received a 'template' for an IIF file for Quickbooks transactions, and there's like seventy-bazillion fields in there, lots of which I never even user. It's a tab delimited file, with the following lines--field headers for transactions and respective splits for those transactions, followed by an end-of-transaction marker.
!TRNS FIELD1 FIELD2 FIELD3 ... FIELD48 !SPL FIELD1 FIELD2 FIELD3 ... FIELD48 !ENDTRNS TRNS FIELD1_DATA FIELD2_DATA FIELD3_DATA ... FIELD48_DATA SPL FIELD1_DATA FIELD2_DATA FIELD3_DATA ... FIELD48_DATA ENDTRNS ...
What drives data to a particular field? Is it the field header with corresponding data, or is it the tabular position relative to the head of the line? E.G., Let's say all I have to import is the data in FIELD1, FIELD3 and FIELD5: Would I need
by header: !TRNS FIELD1 FIELD3 FIELD5 !SPL FIELD1 FIELD3 FIELD5 !ENDTRNS TRNS FIELD1 FIELD3 FIELD5 SPL FIELD1 FIELD3 FIELD5 ENDTRNS
by tabular position: !TRNS FIELD1 FIELD2 FIELD3 FIELD4 FIELD5 !SPL FIELD1 FIELD2 FIELD3 FIELD4 FIELD5 !ENDTRNS TRNS FIELD1_DATA FIELD2_BLANK FIELD3_DATA FIELD4_BLANK FIELD5_DATA SPL FIELD1_DATA FIELD2_BLANK FIELD3_DATA FIELD4_BLANK FIELD5_DATA ENDTRNS
Alternately, if it were a comma delimited input, would I need:
Anyone have any experience with what Quickbooks is doing?