Introduction

Ok, I decided to try a completely cool thing this week.  It's one of those things as a developer you say to yourself "It should work, it really should work.  I just don't see any reason why it wouldn't work."  As a matter of fact, it did work!

The Need

I have two AbleCommerce stores.  Each has separate products but I need all the financial information pulled into the same QuickBooks company file.  I don't want separate company files.  I also want to be able to use QB classes so I can break the sales reports out by the website that made the sale.

How I Did It

Boy was this easy to do.  My first store has been running the QB connector for months, so I just went into the configuration page and entered a Class to assign to store # 1 transactions.  Then I installed the web connector on Store # 2, configured everything as usual, and gave it a different Class to assign to its transactions.
Finally, I downloaded the Store # 2 web connector file and added it to the Intuit Web Connector.  That's it, I'm done.  Now whenever I tell the web connector to pull the store data down, it pulls BOTH stores every time and automatically classifies the data in QB based on the store the data was from.

So the moral of the story is you can pull any number of AbleCommerce 7 stores into a single QB company file easily and effectively.

How cool is that?!