Not All Amex Charges Are Downloading Into QuickBooks?

Not All Amex Charges Are Downloading Into QuickBooks?

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When trying to connect an Amex credit card to QuickBooks in order to download a year’s worth of transactions (or other period longer than the default 90 days), not all of the transactions will appear in Banking (or the Bank Feed in QuickBooks Desktop). Hundreds of missing transactions is a big problem. This has been happening for years now and has not been fixed by Amex and it appears to happen with the business OPEN card, platinum or otherwise.

Solution:

In Banking, click on the pencil icon on the Amex tile and click on “Edit account info”.

In Banking, click on the pencil icon on the Amex tile and click on “Edit account info”.


Change the name so that you can use it again by adding additional text like “OLD” and check the box, “Disconnect this account on save.”

Change the name so that you can use it again by adding additional text like “OLD” and check the box, “Disconnect this account on save.”


Go to Accounting on the left and Chart of Accounts. Click on the chevron (inverted v), and “Make inactive.” If you have already added a few transactions (the QuickBooks Balance column will show an amount, as highlighted), you will need to click on View register and delete all transactions before making the account inactive.

Go to Accounting on the left and Chart of Accounts. Click on the chevron (inverted v), and “Make inactive.” If you have already added a few transactions (the QuickBooks Balance column will show an amount, as highlighted), you will need to click on View register and delete all transactions before making the account inactive.


Go to Amex’s web site and log into your account. Click on Statements and Activity and click on the download icon in the upper right next to the printer icon and Select Transactions, inputting the date range of transactions needed.

Go to Amex’s web site and log into your account. Click on Statements and Activity and click on the download icon in the upper right next to the printer icon and Select Transactions, inputting the date range of transactions needed.


Select export to CSV. Don’t try exporting to a Web Connect (.qbo file for QuickBooks) as this will still have the missing transactions.

Select export to CSV. Don’t try exporting to a Web Connect (.qbo file for QuickBooks) as this will still have the missing transactions.


There are 2 problems with the exported CSV file that will need to be fixed. In the date column, Amex includes the 3-digit day. This will prevent the spreadsheet from being uploaded into QuickBooks. The other problem is that the signs for the amounts are reversed. Charges should show as negative and payments should be positive.

There are 2 problems with the exported CSV file that will need to be fixed. In the date column, Amex includes the 3-digit day. This will prevent the spreadsheet from being uploaded into QuickBooks. The other problem is that the signs for the amounts are reversed. Charges should show as negative and payments should be positive.


Open the CSV file in Excel (or other spreadsheet program). Click on the column with the dates and Find & Select on the Home tab and Replace.

Open the CSV file in Excel (or other spreadsheet program). Click on the column with the dates and Find & Select on the Home tab and Replace.


Enter each day of the week for “Find what:” and click on Replace All button, leaving “Replace with:” blank.

Enter each day of the week for “Find what:” and click on Replace All button, leaving “Replace with:” blank.


In the column next to the amount, enter = and cell with the amount on the first row and multiple (*) by -1.

In the column next to the amount, enter = and cell with the amount on the first row and multiple (*) by -1.


Left click on the square in the lower right corner of the new cell and while holding down the mouse button, drag down to the last transaction.

Left click on the square in the lower right corner of the new cell and while holding down the mouse button, drag down to the last transaction.


Make note of which column has the correct amount (column #4 in this example) or add a header row and titles for each column, Date, Description, Amount. Save the spreadsheet and then Exit (X) out of Excel (Don’t Save on the 2nd prompt).

Make note of which column has the correct amount (column #4 in this example) or add a header row and titles for each column, Date, Description, Amount. Save the spreadsheet and then Exit (X) out of Excel (Don’t Save on the 2nd prompt).


Back in QuickBooks, go to Banking and click on chevron next to Update and select File upload.

Back in QuickBooks, go to Banking and click on chevron next to Update and select File upload.


Select saved CSV file and click Next at the bottom.

Select saved CSV file and click Next at the bottom.


Click chevron and select Add new.

Click chevron and select Add new.


Select Credit Card for Account Type and enter the Name previously used. Save and Close. Click Next.

Select Credit Card for Account Type and enter the Name previously used. Save and Close. Click Next.


Map columns. Check the box at the top if you have added a header row to your spreadsheet. This will help in determining the correct Amount column to use. Click Next.

Map columns. Check the box at the top if you have added a header row to your spreadsheet. This will help in determining the correct Amount column to use. Click Next.


Verify transactions and click Next again and then click Yes. Click “Let’s go!” button.

Verify transactions and click Next again and then click Yes. Click “Let’s go!” button.


Now you can add all the transactions to QuickBooks.

Now you can add all the transactions to QuickBooks.

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