split file

I have year 2018 and 2019 in the same file I would like to separate the two years
in a separate file (one for 2018 and one for 2019
how could i do it

thanks

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  • Beijing Mac
    Beijing Mac Member ✭✭✭✭
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    you can do a year end copy under "file" - "operations".  however, not sure why you would want to do that as you can easily manage the file size and you can easily run reports over multiple years if the data is all in 1 file.
  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
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    It's better to leave all your data and history together in one file and it should not affect performance.  Sometime in the future we guarantee you will want to see something and you won't be able to merge them back together. You can run reports for any time period.  Just copy your whole file for a backup (which you should be doing regularly anyway) and continue on in your current file. Too many times people ask for help on how to re-merge their data, which can't be done.  Also any uncleared checks will then show up in both files.   So just continue on. And if you upgrade to a newer version in the future you will have to remember to convert all your old files too. 

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  • Beijing Mac
    Beijing Mac Member ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    you can do a year end copy under "file" - "operations".  however, not sure why you would want to do that as you can easily manage the file size and you can easily run reports over multiple years if the data is all in 1 file.
  • volvogirl
    volvogirl SuperUser ✭✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer

    It's better to leave all your data and history together in one file and it should not affect performance.  Sometime in the future we guarantee you will want to see something and you won't be able to merge them back together. You can run reports for any time period.  Just copy your whole file for a backup (which you should be doing regularly anyway) and continue on in your current file. Too many times people ask for help on how to re-merge their data, which can't be done.  Also any uncleared checks will then show up in both files.   So just continue on. And if you upgrade to a newer version in the future you will have to remember to convert all your old files too. 

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