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Sage 50 (Canada): Export the general ledger

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Learn how to export a general ledger file from Sage 50 (Canada).


  • The sample company Universal Construction is being used in this guide.
  • Depending on your organization's settings, the layout and report names may be different. Sage 50 (Canada) can be configured to use plain English or accounting terminology - but the reports should be in the same location as the screenshots below.
  • We recommend exporting to CSV because Excel exports have row limitations.

Extract data

Watch the following video on how to extract data or read the steps outlined below.

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  1. From the top bar, click Reports > Financials > General Ledger.
    sage 50 Canada Reports menu open with Financials menu open with General Ledger selected

  2. Select the desired accounts for General Ledger (GL) report. In this example, all accounts are selected. Select the dates and the same report options as in the screenshot below, although the sorting of the export does not matter. Click OK.

  3. The report that is produced should look like the image below.
    Click the Export button. 14.PNG

  4. Select your local save location. Under Save as Type, select “Comma-separated (*.csv).
    save export as .csv file

  5. The exported file should look like the image below: 1.PNG


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