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Syncing with QuickBooks Custom Fields
Solution No. 583

This article will explain what tables QuickBooks custom fields will sync with in Method. It will also detail the limitations that exist in the QuickBooks SDK when syncing with QuickBooks custom fields.


Currently Method syncs with QuickBooks custom fields on the following tables:

  • Customer
  • Vendor
  • Employee
  • Item
  • CreditMemoLine*
  • InvoiceLine*
  • PurchaseOrderLine*
  • SalesOrderLine*
  • SalesReceiptLine*
TIP: *Custom field data cannot be added or modified once the transaction record has been posted to QuickBooks

While custom QuickBooks fields do sync with Method, their usage on line items in Method is somewhat limited.

When creating a new transaction of the types listed above, or working with one of these transactions that has not yet posted to QuickBooks, you may enter or modify data in the QuickBooks custom fields on your line items. If you attempt to modify custom fields on an already-posted transaction in Method, these changes will not be reflected in QuickBooks. Once the sync takes place, the data in Method will be “rolled back” to reflect the data that is still in QuickBooks. Please keep this in mind when performing customization with QuickBooks custom fields.

This is due to a limitation with the QuickBooks SDK. The SDK is what allows Method to communicate and sync with your QuickBooks file. The SDK allows for Method to write data to these custom fields when adding a new record. It also allows Method to read the data from these fields for records that already exist in QuickBooks. It does not however, allow Method to modify data in these fields if the record already exists in QuickBooks.


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