Converting from MYOB to Xero
A number of different versions of MYOB AccountRight are available. The desktop versions all enable lists of data to be exported, either by the export function, or via the reporting function. The version you have may look slightly different — but in general they have the same functionality. I’ve used AccountRight version 19 through this appendix but, for the sake of simplicity, I simply refer to the software as MYOB.
In this appendix, I provide steps to help you export required data from MYOB to set up your Xero file.
Note: Before exporting data and preparing it for import, you first need to create a file directory for the different file versions of the data. Refer to Chapter 3 for more on this, and for an example naming system for this file directory. I’ve continued using the same example naming system from Chapter 3 through this appendix.
Now’s the time to get into your existing system and get your hands dirty, extracting all required data. Open your existing system and start exporting the data following the steps outlined in this section.
Chart of accounts
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