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Resort QuickBooks Enterprise lists when names or items are out of order or missing.

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Resort QuickBooks lists when names or items are out of order or missing

  • A list appears out of order
  • Some of your list elements are missing
  • New entries appear at the top of your list
  • Reports appear out of order
  • You aren't able to do things like turn on account numbers
  • Highlighting a customer, vendor or employee displays no transactions
  • Name filter drop-down auto-fill not working in the Advance Find

QuickBooks stores data pertaining to Customer:Jobs, Vendors, Employees, Other Names, Accounts and Items, as well as other things, in lists. A particular Customer or Employee or Item is an element of a list. Your lists can become damaged.

How to fix it

This issue could be resolved in one or both of the following Solutions:

Solution 1:

Download and install the QuickBooks File Doctor

Solution 2:

 

Resort your lists

 

When a KB article asks you to resort your lists, it is usually asking your to resort:

  • The Master Name list (a combination of Customer:Jobs, Vendors, Employees and Other Names)
  • The Chart of Accounts
  • The Item list

Notes:

 

  • Resorting your lists can fix some list damage. A resorted list is more or less a refreshed list. There might not be any changes on the screen, but QuickBooks is working in the background on the changes.
  • In QuickBooks 2006 and earlier and QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions V6.0 and earlier, the checkbox at the bottom of a list is labeled Show All. It has exactly the same function as the Include Inactive checkbox. Be sure to clear the checkbox when you have finished resorting your list.
  • In QuickBooks 2005 and earlier and QuickBooks Enterprise V5.0 and earlier, the Resort Lists option is on the Edit menu.
  • Any QuickBooks user can resort lists.
  • If you have manually changed the order of a list, resorting the list will undo your changes. Back up your company data file to preserve your manual sort.
  • Important: After resorting your lists, close your company data file and reopen it to be sure the changes to your lists are completed.
  • On a MAC:

quickbooks, enterprise

 

Resort the Customer, Vendor, or Employee list from a Center (QuickBooks 2006 and later):

 

  1. In the QuickBooks Icon Bar, select the appropriate Center.
  2. Select the appropriate Tab to display the Customer, Vendor, or Employee list.
  3. In the QuickBooks menu bar, select View and then select Resort List.
  4. Click OK on the message "Are you sure you want to return this list to its original order."

Resort the Master Name list:From the Banking menu:E

 

  1. In the QuickBooks menu bar, choose Banking > Write Checks.
  2. Click into the Pay to the order of field and press Ctrl+L.
  3. Select the Include Inactive checkbox.
  4. Click the Name button, and select Resort List.
  5. Click OK on the message "Are you sure you want to return this list to its original order."

Resort the Master Name List from the Find window (If you do not have Banking permissions):

 

  1. In the QuickBooks menu bar, choose Edit > Find.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Select Name in the Filter box.
  4. Click in the Name field and press Ctrl+L.
  5. Select the Include Inactive checkbox.
  6. Select the Name button, and select Resort List.
  7. Click OK on the message "Are you sure you want to return this list to its original order?"

Resort the Master Name List from the Journal Entry window (If you do not have Banking permissions):

 

  1. In the QuickBooks menu bar, select Company and then select Make General Journal Entries.
  2. Click into the Name column and press Ctrl + L on your keyboard.
  3. Place a check mark in Include Inactive check box.
  4. Click the Name button, and select Resort List.
  5. Click OK on the message "Are you sure you want to return this list to its original order?"

Resort any other List (Chart of Accounts, Item List, etc.):

 

  1. In the QuickBooks menu bar, choose Lists and then select the list you want to re-sort.
  2. Select the Include Inactive checkbox.
  3. Click the List button at the bottom left.
  4. Click Resort List.
    • Note: if Resort List does not appear in this menu, you will find it in the View menu.
  5. Click OK on the message "Are you sure you want to return this list to its original order?"

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