QuoteWerks Knowledgebase Topic (Article ID 6188)

QuickBooks - Error 3205 Creating customer

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May 11, 2006


Are you using the most current release of QuoteWerks?
Version 5.5 Build 4

When exporting a document to QuickBooks receive Error:

Error: Creation of job in QuickBooks failed. Export cancelled. Details:
ErrorCode: 3205
Severity: Error
Description: There was an error when composing and address in "". QuickBooks error message: There is not enough address lines to compose the address. Please rearrange the individual fields, so that they can fit in the 5-lines block.

QuickBooks only supports a maximum of 5 lines of data. Out of
these 5 lines, the first two lines are usually used to contain the company and contact names leaving only 3 for an
actual address lines. Furthermore, the Country field and {City,State,PostalCode} fields take up two more address
lines leaving only 1 actual line for an address street.

If you paste the following customer info into a QuickBooks Customer record:

Test Company
scafell Road
Quensway Ind. Est
Lytham StAnnes, Lancashire FY8 3EB
United Kingdom

You will note that the Country of United Kingdom will be discarded.


QuoteWerks 4.0 Build 17 has an added feature so that when the QuickBooks 5 address line maximum is reached, QuoteWerks will now attempt to merge the address1 and address2 lines together in an effort to stay under the QuickBooks 5 line maximum.

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