Prerequisites for importing from desktop accounting software

You can import client data from most third-party desktop accounting software for use with a variety of CaseWare Cloud apps or IDEA. Before you import, ensure you complete the prerequisite steps for your software. To learn more about importing client data, see Import data from a desktop accounting software.

Note: If your accounting package is not listed on this page, there are no prerequisites. You can follow the instructions in Import data from a desktop accounting software to import your client data.

Access Accounting Dimensions

  • Install Microsoft Windows SQL Server locally on the machine performing the import.

  • Import File: filename.bak

    (Obtained by launching Accounting Dimensions and performing a whole data back-up operation.)

  • Store a backup copy of your database using the Access Dimensions Administrator (ADA) tool supplied with the software package.

  • If the import is running on the same machine where the original Access Accounting Dimensions file is active, ensure that the backup database file name is different from the active database name, and the database file is in a different directory than the active database. Otherwise the original database must be removed from SQL server prior to importing.

Accountant's Relief

  • Import File: filename.mdb

AccountView

  • Import Files:

    • Financial Periods: Periods.txt

    • GL Detail: Transactions.txt

    • Year End Balances: Yearend.txt

    • Non-Financial Data: NFD.txt

Accpac (Advantage Series)

  • Install the ODBC Engine and Driver.

  • Install Pervasive SQL (Btrieve) or Microsoft SQL.

  • Import Files:

    • Profile Information: CSCOM.DAT / CSCOM.RECCSFSC.DAT / CSFSC.REC

    • Chart of Accounts: GLAMF.DAT / GLAMF.RECGLAFS.DAT / GLAFS.RECGLABK.DAT / GLABK.RECGLABRX.DAT / GLABRX.REC

    • GL Detail: GLPOST.DAT / GLPOST.REC

    • Divisional Information: Files with the extensions .dap, .dfe, and .eap

  • Ensure that account structures in Accpac contain unique sequences of account segments and different total lengths. Working Papers is unable to import the division number correctly when these two structures are not defined properly. Use the ACCPAC Account Structure Configuration window to change the structures.

Accpac (DOS)

  • Import Files:

    • Profile Information: GLGLOB

    • Chart of Accounts: GLDATA

    • GL Detail: GLPST

    • Accounting Dates: GLDATE'I

Adagio Ledger

  • Import Files:

    • Profile Information: GLGLOB

    • Chart of Accounts: GLMAST'R / GLDATA

    • Accounting Dates: GLDATE'I

    • GL Import: GLPST

    • Period Date Settings: GLFISC'R

    • Budget Data: GLNBUD'R

AgExpert Analyst

  • Create an export file in AgExpert using the export module.

  • Import Files: filename.cwe

Attache Business Partner

  • Import Files:

    • Profile Information: SYSFILE.DAT

    • Chart of Accounts: GLMAST.DATGLMASTLY.DAT

    • GL Detail: GLTRAN.DAT

Bedford Simply Accounting DOS

  • Import Files:

    • Profile Information: SN3.REC / SN4.REC

    • Trial Balance: GN3.REC / GN4.REC

    • GL Detail: JOURNAL3.REC / JOURNAL4.REC

Blue Link Solutions

  • Import File: filename.txt

Brilliant Accounting

  • Import Files:

    • Consolidated Trial Balance: cwctb1.txt

    • Unconsolidated Trial Balance: cwunctb1.txt

    • GL Movements: cwglmov1.txt

BusinessVision

  • Install the Pervasive SQL 2000 Database Engine.

  • Use the export module in BusinessVision to export the chart of accounts and general ledger detail as comma-delimited ASCII files.

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: GL-CHART.TXT

    • GL Detail: GL.TXT

    • Profile Information: BVCON.FIL

C&LAS

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: filename.TXT

    • GL Detail: filename.TXT

Concorde

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: PRIMO.TXT

    • GL Detail: FINANS.TXT

Creative Solutions Accounting

DacEASY

DATEV

  • Import Files:

    • Balance Records: DatevexportKMVZ.txt

    • Account Name Records: DatevexportKTSKI.txt

    • Company Information: DatevexportMADMPD.txt

    • Trial Balance File: SKR*.csv

DYNACOM

  • Install the DAO import update.

  • Import Files:

    • 6.4 - 7.0: filename.mdb

    • 8.0 - later: filename.ddb

Expert Comptable

  • Use the export module in Expert Comptable to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.txt

EZEBiz Company Manager

  • Use the export module in EZEBiz Company Manager to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.csv

Finax v2.x

  • Import Files:

    • Date Information: MUMBU.ext

    • Profile Information: PARBU.ext

    • GL Detail: BUNIDET.ext

    • Trial Balance: ACCOUNTS.ext

Finax v989.x

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: CODEINDX.xxx

    • Extended Account Descriptions: LANCO.xxx

    • Prior Year Figures: FIGZZZZZ.xxx

    • Budget Figures: GLTOTS.xxx

    • Date Information: MUMBU.xxx

    • Profile Information: PARBU.xxx

    • GL Detail: BUNIDET.xxx

    (xxx is the three-digit Finax extension. ZZZZZ is the five character comparative identifier.)

Fortune1000 Acomba

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: SCHARTE.FDW

    • Journal Entries: GJOURNAL.FDW

    • # of Accounting Periods: GCTRL.FDW

    • Detailed Postings: GPOST.FDW

    • Client Information: SINFOCIE.FDW

Fortune1000 DOS

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: GGL.FDA

    • GL Detail: GJOURNAL.FDA

    • Profile Information: GCIE.FDA

    • Budget Figures: GPOST.FDA

Great Plains (Dynamics)

Pervasive SQL (Btrieve)

  • Install the Pervasive SQL 2000 Database Engine.

  • Import Files:

    • Company List: Dynamics \ SY02100.BTR

    • Company Information: Dynamics \ System \ SY01500.BTR

    • Account Number Structure: Dynamics \ System \ SY00302.BTR

    • Period Dates: Dynamics \ <Client> \ Company \ SY40101.BTR

    • Chart of Accounts: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00100.BTR

    • Account Numbers: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00105.BTR

    • Budget Balances: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00201.BTR

    • Trial Balance: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL10110.BTR

    • GL Detail: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL20000.BTR

C-Tree Plus

  • Import Files:

    • Company List: Dynamics \ SY02100.DAT

    • Company Information: Dynamics \ System \ SY01500.DAT

    • Account Number Structure: Dynamics \ System \ SY00302.DAT

    • Period Dates: Dynamics \ <Client> \ Company \ SY40101.DAT

    • Chart of Accounts: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00100.DAT

    • Account Numbers: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00105.DAT

    • Budget Balances: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00201.DAT

    • Trial Balance: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL10110.DAT

    • GL Detail: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL20000.DAT

Great Plains (DOS)

Pervasive SQL (Btrieve)

  • Install the Pervasive SQL 2000 Database Engine.

  • Import Files:

    • Company List: Dynamics \ SY02100.BTR

    • Company Information: Dynamics \ System \ SY01500.BTR

    • Account Number Structure: Dynamics \ System \ SY00302.BTR

    • Period Dates: Dynamics \ <Client> \ Company \ SY40101.BTR

    • Chart of Accounts: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00100.BTR

    • Account Numbers: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00105.BTR

    • Budget Balances: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00201.BTR

    • Trial Balance: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL10110.BTR

    • GL Detail: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL20000.BTR

C-Tree Plus

  • Import Files:

    • Company List: Dynamics \ SY02100.DAT

    • Company Information: Dynamics \ System \ SY01500.DAT

    • Account Number Structure: Dynamics \ System \ SY00302.DAT

    • Period Dates: Dynamics \ <Client> \ Company \ SY40101.DAT

    • Chart of Accounts: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00100.DAT

    • Account Numbers: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00105.DAT

    • Budget Balances: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL00201.DAT

    • Trial Balance: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL10110.DAT

    • GL Detail: Dynamics \ <Client> \ finance \ GL20000.DAT

KHK

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: AUDITAGT.TXT

    • GL Detail: AUDITGLT.TXT

MAS 90 for Windows

  • Create a new folder outside of your MAS 90 directory. In MAS 90, select a company ID and export the Trial Balance to a fixed ASCII file in the new folder. Inside the folder, create a sub-folder, then copy the SY0CTL.SOA file from the MAS 90 SOA folder into the sub-folder.

  • Export the the data that you would like to import (Trial Balance, General Ledger Detail, Prior Year Data or Budget data).

  • Import File: GL_FiscalYearDetail.m4t

Microsoft Office Accounting

MoneyWorks

  • Use the export module in MoneyWorks to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.txt

MS Small Business Accounting

  • Install Microsoft Windows SQL Server locally on the machine performing the import.

  • The only required Microsoft Small Business Accounting file is a .zip backup file created by MS_SBA obtained by doing a whole data back-up operation. For details on how to perform a data backup, see Microsoft Small Business Accounting's online help.

Multi Express Business & Accounting

  • Use the export module in Multi Express Business & Accounting to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.txt

MYOB Accounting

  • Create an export file in MYOB by clicking File | AccountantLink | Send to CaseWare.

  • Import File: filename.txt

MYOB AccountEdge

  • Create an export file in MYOB by clicking File | AccountantLink | Send to CaseWare.

  • Import File: filename.txt

MYOB AccountRight

  • Create an export file in MYOB by clicking File | AccountantLink | Send to CaseWare.

  • Import File: filename.txt

Orchard

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: CODEINDX.xxx

    • Extended Account Descriptions: LANCO.xxx

    • Prior Year Figures: FIGyyyyy.xxx

    • Budget Figures: GLTOTS.xxx

    • Date Information: MUMBU.xxx

    • Profile Information: PARBU.xxx

    • GL Detail: BUNIDET.xxx

    (xxx represents the 3-digit extension of the Orchard file. yyyyy represents the five character comparative identifier.)

Pastel Evolution

  • Export the transactions in Pastel Evolution to create an export file.

  • Import Files:

    • Consolidated Trial Balance: cwctb1.txt

    • Unconsolidated Trial Balance: cwunctb1.txt

    • GL Movements: cwglmov1.txt

Peachtree (DOS)

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: GLxx MST7.Dyy

    • GL Detail: GLxxTRN7.Dyy

    • Year End/Period Dates: GLOPTS.Dyy

    (xx represents the current period number for the Peachtree file. yy represents the two-character client code (Company ID) for the Peachtree file.)

Pegasus Capital

  • Import Files:

    • Profile Information: SYSTEM.DBF

    • Trial Balance: NLNAME.DBF

    • GL Detail: NLTRAN.DBF

Pegasus Opera

  • Import Files:

    • Profile Information: _NPARM.DBF

    • Chart of Accounts: _NACNT.DBF

    • Budget Balances: _NBUDG.DBF

    • GL Detail: _NTRAN.DBF

Platinum

  • Import Files:

    • Chart of Accounts: NLCHART

    • Period Dates: NLPDATES

    • Period Balances: NLBAL

    • Company Information: NLCOSUB

    • Journal Batch Details: NLTXD

    • History Batch Details: NLTXDH

PwC SIF

  • Import Files:

    • Trial Balance: filename.xxx

    • Cash Flow: filename.xxx

    You can import either one or both of these files. There is no set format for the file name and extension for these files.

RealBroker

  • Use the export module in RealBroker to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.TXT

Sage 50 Accounts (Sage-Line50)

  • Import Files:

    • Profile Information: ACCDATA\ACCOUNT.DTA

    • Chart of Accounts: ACCDATA\NOMINAL.DTA

    • CoA Index: ACCDATA\NOMINDEX.DTA

    • GL Detail: ACCDATA\SPLITS.DTA

    • Company Information: ACCDATA\SETUP.DTA

    • Account Types: ACCDATA\COA

    • Bank Information: ACCDATA\BANK.DTA

    • Ledger Index: ACCDATA\HEADER.DTA

    • Department Information: DEPARTM.DTA

Sage 50 Accounting CDN Edition (Simply)

  • Install either Sage 50 Accounting (CDN Edition) or the Sage 50 Connection Manager utility from MyCaseWare. You must have one of these applications to perform the import; however, do not install both.

Settler GOLD Farm Software

  • Use the Export module in Settler GOLD Farm Software to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.cwe

SigaFinance

  • Use the Export module in SigaFinance to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.TXT

Tally Accounting (Export)

  • In Tally Accounting 9, use the standalone export utility (Export utility for Tally.ERP9) to create the following client data files:

    • companyID.yyyymmdd.Company.dat

    • companyID.yyyymmdd.Chart.txt

    • companyIDyyyymmdd.TBal.txt

    • companyIDyyyymmdd.Budget.txt (optional)

    • companyIDyyyymmdd.Forex.txt (optional)

    • companyIDyyyymmdd.GL.txt

    (companyID represents the Company ID, yyyymmdd represents the Year Begin Date)

Ufsoft

  • Install Microsoft Windows SQL Server locally on the machine performing the import (if you do not have the Ufsoft application installed or have access to its database).

  • Import Files:

    • Version 8.2 / 8.5: Ufdata.bak

    • Version 8.11: Copy Ufdata.mdp and Ufsystem.mdp to another folder.

Windward System Five

  • Use the export module in Windward System Five to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.TXT

WinLedge

  • Use the export module in WinLedge to create an export file.

  • Import File: filename.TXT