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News - Nov 18, 2001

Qtools statement regarding QB 2002

With Intuit set to release QuickBooks 2002 in the coming weeks, there are a few very important issues relating to Qxtender that you need to be aware of:

1. Qxtender's Direct Mode access relies on a 3rd party component to read the QB data file. The target date for release of a new version of the component that can read QB2002 data files is January 2002. Due to the Jan 31 deadline for many State reports, we cannot guarantee that Qxtender will be updated in time to file your 4th quarter returns using Direct Mode on QB2002 data files. Your option is to either not upgrade QB until after filing your return, or use Qxtender's Export Mode.

2. Many of you are aware that Intuit began a developer initiative earlier this year, and QB 2002 will incorporate the first version of the QB-API (Application Programming Interface). While this opens the doors to many new ways of integrating applications with QB, the limitations of the first version preclude its use with Qxtender. Specifically, payroll transactions and related items are not accessible through the API. If the API is expanded sufficiently, we will likely add an API Mode to Qxtender.

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