QuickBooks 2022 R7 Released

| December 22, 2022

Intuit has released QuickBooks 2022 R7, which includes changes that primarily affect users who use any QuickBooks add-on software. It also has changes that support migrating from QuickBooks desktop to QuickBooks Online.

This update will be available via automatic updates. You can also go to the QuickBooks Update site to download the patch.

QuickBooks 2022 R7 Add-On Changes

There are two primary ways that add-on software can interact with the QuickBooks desktop database: using the QuickBooks SDK (software development kit) or the QuickBooks Web Connector. The QuickBooks SDK (QBSDK) is used by Windows desktop applications, the QuickBooks Web Connector is used by online applications.

There are many other tools that programmers can use to work with the QuickBooks database, but those other tools are actually intermediate products that in turn interact with the QBSDK.

Intuit’s release notes for QuickBooks 2022 R7 list two changes related to add-on products:

  • QBSDK issue fixes and updates: This updates the interface to handle a number of errors (a very long list!) as well as expanding the QBSDK to allow access to data previously not available. For updates, developers have to change their product to work with the new data. I’m concerned about the “issue fixes” portion as some of the issues aren’t all that clear.
  • Web Connector: This release has a patch for Web Connector 3.0 with “better management of request time out scenarios”.

Essentially, if you are not using a QuickBooks add-on product, you don’t need to worry about this update. However if you are using a QuickBooks desktop integrated program you should check with your add-on software provider to see if you need this update, or if you even should install the update.

Migrating from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online

There is no question that Intuit wants everyone who is using QuickBooks desktop products to move over to QuickBooks Online. They’ve been pushing this for years. Let me say, once again, don’t change to QuickBooks Online without fully understanding the differences. QuickBooks Online is not just an online version of the desktop product. They are totally different, and many desktop users find it difficult to change. That doesn’t mean that it is a bad product, or that you shouldn’t change over. It just means that these are different products and that they have different features, and different workflows. QuickBooks Online works very well for certain kinds of businesses, but it doesn’t work as well for other kinds (or, you have to subscribe to expensive add-ons to get some of the features you are used to in the desktop).

In any case, QuickBooks 2022 R7 supports migration to QuickBooks Online using their migration tool. I will admit, I’ve not tested the tool, as I don’t have a need to migrate a desktop company to QuickBooks Online. I will point out that my desktop antivirus/security product (I use Bitdefender Total Security) warned me that there might be problems with the tool’s website.

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Charlie Russell is the founder of CCRSoftware. He’s been involved with the small business software industry since the mid 70’s, focusing on inventory and accounting software for small businesses. Charlie is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

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