The name is already in use…

Software: Intuit #QuickBooks #accounting software

A debtor (the customer) can also be your creditor (the vendor) if you purchased goods and services from them.

You get an error of “This name is already in use…” if you try to add a vendor with the same name as the customer into QuickBooks or vice versa. The name has to be unique as both of them are sharing the same name table.

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Although the name has to be unique, they can have a same Company name in the name profile. For example, you have a customer, ABC Office Supplies Pte Ltd, who is also your vendor. Under the Customer Centre, you create ABC Office Supplies as:

Customer name: ABC Office Supplies (C)
Company name: ABC Office Supplies Pte Ltd

When adding ABC Office Supplies Pte Ltd as a vendor, you leave the company name as “ABC Office Supplies Pte Ltd” but change the Vendor name to “ABC Office Supplies (V)”.

Vendor name: ABC Office Supplies (V)
Company name: ABC Office Supplies Pte Ltd

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Both names have the same Company name as “ABC Office Supplies Pte Ltd”, but the “(C)” in the Customer name and the “(V)” in the vendor name make them unique.

 

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