• Direct deposit File Error

    I sent a "test" direct deposit file to be uploaded to the CAFT system we use for payments. 

    The file came back with 4 errors. I'm not sure what they are or how to fix them.

    Where do I start?



    Please ask Client to update the following…

  • How do I open a sage 50 pro company in sage 50 premium

    I do bookkeeping for just 2 clients and I have Sage Premium at home, but one clients records are in Sage 50 Pro that I use at their office. Is there a way to open the Pro version files in Premium? Both are the 2020 version.

  • Exporting and Importing Journals

    Though the importing journal function is not convenient, at least I have something to use.  It's quite inconvenient that there's no exporting journal function in Sage 50.  Often I need to test some journals in a test database to see if my operation…

  • Bank rec in Accountants version

    I've taken on a new bookkeeping client and I'm trying to figure out how the previous bookkeeper managed to post transactions while allowing the client to keep using their Sage.  The most relevant question in this forum is from 6 years ago....see…

  • importing company files

     I  have been using version 2010 and have back up my company files to USB.  my hard drive has crashed and we originally started out with 2009 and have that disk, in 2010  i was given a free upgrade on line, so there was no disk. currently there is no ability…

  • publish Excel column letters for importing a csv file into Sage 50 general journal

    1 1/2 hours later to find out that we could not import a csv file with Divisions into Sage 50 general journal. Our payroll program generates a 105 row Excel file. There will be a lot of work manually inputting every 2 weeks. Names of Sage columns are confusing…

  • How to download and use Transactions from Bank into Sage

    My bank is Scotiabank and they offer downloads of Bank Account transactions. I would like to use the file from this so I can import it into Sage so that I don't have to manually enter all the transactions. Is this possible? Or is it a good idea? And,…

  • Version Number for Sage 50 2018

    Good Day,

    I am trying to import my inventory and services in to Sage 50 2018.  When I try to import the completed template, I get the following error message:

    Error importing records. The import file does not contain a valid version number.Error importing…

  • Is it possible to import employee pay into Sage using the SDK?

    Is it possible to use the SDK to import employee pay into Sage? I'm thinking it would need to be able to create paychecks but if anyone knows of a better way for employee pay please let me know. I know you can import employees but I want to take all their…

  • SDKInstanceManager OpenDatabase always returns false and has no error messages


    I'm trying to work through the C# sample project in the Sage 50 Accounting SDK (Simply) but for some reason I can't get the opendatabase connection to let me access the database. I have set up my user in the Sage app and I know my username and password…

  • RE: Importing Invoices

    If you can batch it, the easiest is to use the Sage 50 import format.  

    The Sage 50 import format is a sort of CSV list with an XML-ish header. 

    Kevin Willems said:
    The record would really just have the customer, the total of the invoice, and the amounts for…

  • simply 2008 files to sage 50 2015 pro accounting

    Im trying to open an existing company with sage 50 2015 from a simply 2008 file. I have all the right files and can still open it with the simply 2008 program. When I try to open it with the 2015 program the file does all the conversions it need to then…

  • RE: Upgrading from sage 50 US edition to Sage 50 Ca version

    Hi Vivian,

    Country code for Canada should be 1.

    You may want to follow the KB article link below for proper format of creating the import document for accounts, customers, vendors, etc.

    10187 - How to import data into Sage 50—Canadian Edition


  • Warehouse Management - Warehouse Inventory Slotting & Order Management

    I am curious to know what solutions people are using (good or bad) for Warehouse Management software as an add-on to their Sage 50 SA.

  • RE: Importing/Exporting SAGE format

    It's probably not well explained in the online help, the version number on the first line of the exported file is a minimum requirement for the program opening the file.  

    To change the minimum version required to open the file, open the file with Notepad…

  • Trying to Restore my SAGE info from my PC to Parallels on my MAC

    My husband just bought me a MAC, which I hate..he also purchased Parallels so I can run my windows programs on my MAC.... So i installed my SAGE no problem at all.... then backed up my company info on Sage to a flash drive and plugged it into my MAC.…

  • Simply Accounting 2008 - restore data - please help !!

    Please help.  My desktop died - motherboard fried. 

    All my S/A data is on an external drive. 

    I have purchased a new computer. 

    I have re-installed S/A onto my new computer.  I need to restore my company data onto S/A 2008. 

    I need help to do this. 

    I do not…

  • Failure to restore from a backup

    Installed Sage 50 on my new laptop OS 8.  Took a backup from the old PC (OS7) and Restored it on the laptop. 

    When I try to open the file I get a message:  A required data file is missing.  Check you data directory to be sure the files are there.

    But it does…

  • Generating Invoices from external data

    As a background information; we are a financial institution (FMI Canada) that provides training to accountants in Canada; we have two main events per year -PDWeek & PSMW, combine together we have an attendance of over 4,000+ people. Which means there…