Export limitations when moving from QuickBooks Online to QuickBooks Desktop
If you’re considering exporting list and transaction data from QuickBooks Online to another version of QuickBooks, we’d like to provide you with some detailed information, just so you understand the capabilities and limitations of the process.
For export steps, use this article: Visual guide to export.
Important: Please take careful note of the limitations listed below for the various list names. Most export errors are due to list names that are too long. If you have any list names that are longer than the limits described here, you must edit the items and shorten the names before exporting.
Size Limitations: There isn’t a known limitation of File Size (MB) for any file generated through the export process. As long as your system has enough disk space, is setup to where it will not sleep, or turn-off while idle, you should be able to export all data. The only size limitations would be the limitations of the Desktop program that you are trying to convert to. For list and item limitations for Desktop products see INF12412.