There is no excuse why MYOB reports cannot be exported to excel or any other programme format in the correct formats for that programme. Not just as text across all columns. In MYOB a date column will always be a date. In a debit, credit of balance columns the data will always be a $ value. In other columns there may be general numbers and finally text. It just poor programming to say you cant export in the correct formats. **bleep** how hard is it to work that out. This is one of the biggest reasons why we are considering switching to Xero. Lift you game MYOB. About time a programmer came out to real world and see what happens at the "coal face"