17. Managing Your QuickBooks Database

The QuickBooks Database

If you are the typical QuickBooks user, you purchased the software to track the income and expenses of your business. By selecting software for this task, you have advanced from a manual recordkeeping system into the world of database technology.

A database is an automated version of a big file room, with information of different types stored in different cabinets, drawers, and files. Years ago, companies employed file clerks to keep track of the company’s paperwork. QuickBooks uses a Database Server to perform similar tasks to a file clerk, organizing and storing the data you create.

Depending on the number of licenses you purchased, you can choose to install the software as a single ...

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