Conversion limitations: MYOB AccountRight

We are aiming to cover all the possible scenarios of your source accounting system when converting it to the new one. Nevertheless, different systems subtly vary in how they handle accounting and so, it is not always possible to convert everything and for all your accounting period. Hence it is important you take your time to understand the limitations of our service.

Learn more about conversion limitations for all systems

Apart from the limitations listed in the article linked above, MYOB AccountRight also has the following ones: 

Versions Supported 

Dataswitcher currently supports AccountRight v2020.1 (released March 2020) and above. To check your current AccountRight version, go to the Help menu and choose About AccountRight.

For v19 and below, there is an upgrade available. You can read more about that here: 

Upgrade to the new AccountRight 

Company Data Auditor 

“Garbage in, garbage out”. 

To ensure a cleaner conversion, we recommend running the ‘Company Data Auditor,” to check the accuracy of the records in your company file prior to conversion. 

For more information regarding this feature, please check below page: 

Auditing your records 

For versions prior to AccountRight 2011, file verification and optimization checks are also recommended. 

Rolled-over files 

For MYOB AccountRight version 19 and older, we recommend using our Simple and Standard Packages for files that have been rolled over to the current financial year. The reason for this is, when rolling over a company file to a new financial year, the closed and reconciled entries from the previous financial year are purged from the database.  For more information, please check below page: 

End of year rollover and transaction purging 

Recurring Transactions 

Conversion of ‘Recurring Transactions’ in MYOB is still in development. Hence, we recommend for customers to create templates for their recurring transactions in QuickBooks Online after conversion. A useful guide is available here: 

Create recurring transactions in QuickBooks Online  

Locations and Categories 

Locations and Categories are currently not supported. For your reference, the following points are outlined:

MYOB AccountRight has Locations and Categories, while QBO has Locations and Classes.  

MYOB AccountRight can have multiple locations per invoice/bill, but QBO can only have one location per invoice/bill. 

MYOB AccountRight can have one category per invoice/bill but QBO can have multiple classes per invoice/bill. 

To know more about “Locations and Classes” in QuickBooks Online and how to use them, please check on below page: 

Get started with class tracking in QuickBooks Online


We do not support multi-currency conversions for MYOB AccountRight. All data will be converted into the home currency of the company. Learn more about converting from multi-currency here, having Xero as an example. 

AR (Accounts Receivable) and AP (Accounts Payable) Transactions  

Some accounts receivable and payables transactions might not be posted as expected due to the API differences between MYOB AccountRight and QuickBooks Online. During conversion, the pre-check and post-check validation might show MYOB AccountRight contacts (employees, archived contacts) as suspense contacts (zCustomers & zVendors) in QuickBooks Online. If this occurs, you might find balances in zCustomers or zVendors.  

Paid invoices or bills may also be posted in QuickBooks Online as open or overdue invoices and a post-conversion task will be required to close and match these items. Please note though that the end balance for each customer and supplier will still be correct. Overall, the end result of the migration should be ok. 

Furthermore, Dataswitcher will only migrate customer and supplier records for those with whom you have financial transactions within the conversion period.  This ensures that your new QuickBooks Online account will have the contact details of those organisations you have recently done business with. This will also allow Dataswitcher to complete the conversion as quickly as possible and maintain the quality of your data. 

Inventory items (Products and Services) 

Dataswitcher is currently not supporting inventory items. If you have inventory items, you can import or add them manually in QuickBooks Online once your conversion is complete. 


GST values: GST is converted as a line item. This increases the accuracy of your conversion. 

GST/tax default codes: Any default GST/tax codes assigned to customers or suppliers in MYOB AccountRight are not converted. 

Transactions entered in MYOB AccountRight after backup is created

Dataswitcher can only convert transactions included in the MYOB AccountRight backup file that is uploaded in the Dataswitcher conversion wizard.  

Transactions posted to QuickBooks Online after conversion is started 

Transactions posted to QuickBooks Online after initiating the conversion through the Dataswitcher conversion wizard will likely be deleted and can even cause the conversion to fail. Therefore, you should not use QuickBooks Online until you are notified by email that your conversion is completed and available for review. Dataswitcher should also not be disconnected from QuickBooks Online while the conversion is under process and not yet completed. 

Dataswitcher can be disconnected from QuickBooks Online only after conversion is completed and conversion results are reviewed. 

MYOB AccountRight data that will not be converted  

The following data types cannot be converted:  


Memorized transactions 

Invoice template and other templates 

Jobs that are not attached to transactions 

File Attachments 

Draft or Unposted Journals 

Sales orders, quotes, and proposals 

Closed or partially closed estimates and purchase orders 

Deleted, memorized, or recurring transactions, if any 

Bank reconciliation history 

Fixed Asset Management, if any 

Payroll Information, if any (employee details, pay calendars, tax information and pension, etc.) 

Project Details, if any (quotes and estimates, tasks and expenses, profitability, etc.)

Invoice/Bill descriptions may appear differently due to the API differences between QuickBooks and MYOB

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