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What are LiveFlow database reports?
What are LiveFlow database reports?

Database reports allow you to import reports with up to 100,000 rows in Google Sheets.

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Written by Lasse Kalkar
Updated over a week ago

Database reports work just like any other LiveFlow report, with two major differences:

  1. They support reports with up to 100,000 rows *

  2. In any of your own columns, your formulas will be automatically copied from the first cell to all other rows of the report – no more copy/pasting when new rows are added!

* QuickBooks itself caps reports at a total of 400,000 cells, so a report with 100,000 rows implies that it has four columns: a report with eight columns would allow 50,000 rows, etc.

When should I use them?

  • If you work with large reports from QuickBooks, and you use those reports primarily as a "database", i.e., you are mostly interested in deriving data from these reports quickly and reliably

  • If you find yourself repeatedly copying formulas to new rows, or often reaching for ARRAYFORMULA

  • If you are using our Live Functions to load transaction data, you should try these instead

  • If you have been loading large reports (1,000+ rows) using LiveFlow, but you've been frustrated with the speed or reliability of refreshing those reports, you should try enabling this option

What are the drawbacks?

  • You should not insert your own rows in these reports, because all rows are cleared and replaced during refresh

  • These reports don't include links back to QuickBooks online, so they won't support Drill Down

  • We don't apply padding for indentation in the first column, and we don't automatically assign collapsible row groups either

How can I use them?

  • The option will be enabled by default for new detailed reports like General Ledger, Transaction Detail and Profit and Loss Detail

  • You can toggle the option from the Advanced settings on both new and existing reports

  • You can spot a report where the option is enabled from the blue column headers

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