9. How to Import Customers or Vendors Into GnuCash

In this tutorial we will be Importing Customers into Gnucash the same method is used to import Vendors. I will also walk you through an issue I encountered while trying to import a customer list and the workaround I used to get the desired results. The ability to Import customers or vendors into GnuCash is es-specifically useful if you have a large list of customers or vendors you need to enter into the system.

Not only can you use GnuCash to enter new customers or vendors in bulk but you can also update exciting customers or vendors you previously entered into the system using a CSV import file.

If you don’t already have a customer or vendor list you can easily create one using any spreadsheet program such as excel or use a free program such as LibreOffice Calc or google spreadsheet.

Now one of the most important things to keep in mind is that you must create the customer or vendor list according to Gnucash’s predefined format. It does not matter if you are using a list that has already been created you will have to follow Gnucash’s predefined format unless you know how to use a different method.