Your Intuit Developer account comes automatically provisioned with a private US sandbox environment for testing your app’s features and integration. This sandbox looks and acts just like a typical QuickBooks company, but comes pre-provisioned with data so you can use it to test API calls. It is valid for up to two years.

Launch a sandbox

  1. Access the Manage Sandboxes page.

  2. Click on the Company Name of the sandbox you want to launch.


    When you click on ‘+ Add a sandbox company’ button, you will be presented with a choice of selecting from the two QuickBooks SKUs – QuickBooks Online Plus or QuickBooks Online Advanced.



You cannot open multiple sandboxes or live production accounts in the same browser simultaneously. To work around this:

Regions supported

QuickBooks Online Plus-

Sandboxes are supported for the following regions:

In addition to the US sandbox that comes automatically provisioned with your account, you can have up to nine more sandboxes distributed as you like across the supported regions.


Choose your sandbox allocation wisely. Once you have created a sandbox, you cannot delete it or change its country designation.

Sandbox data sets

The data set in the sandbox varies by region:


Construction Trade

  • 141 transactions
  • 31 customers
  • 26 vendors
  • 4 employees
  • 20 items
  • 90 accounts

Party Planning Services

  • 163 transactions
  • 30 customers
  • 38 vendors
  • 0 employees
  • 19 items
  • 102 accounts

Party Planning Services

  • 173 transactions
  • 29 customers
  • 37 vendors
  • 0 employees
  • 21 items
  • 95 accounts

Party Planning Services

  • 146 transactions
  • 29 customers
  • 37 vendors
  • 0 employees
  • 18 items
  • 51 accounts

Party Planning Services

  • 164 transactions
  • 32 customers
  • 35 vendors
  • 0 employees
  • 20 items
  • 80 accounts

Manufacturing Business

  • 31 transactions
  • 12 customers
  • 3 vendors
  • 2 employees
  • 15 items
  • 118 accounts

QuickBooks Online Advanced-

Currently, the QuickBooks Advanced sandbox is available only for the United States region. Also, the APIs for extra features in QuickBooks Online Advanced (as compared to the QuickBooks Online Plus SKU) are not currently available to the developers, but you can test your App in a QuickBooks Online Advanced environment.

Sandbox base URLs

Use this base URL to make calls to your sandbox companies.

Sandbox help

To get the most out of your sandbox, find tips and answers to common questions in our community forum and Sandbox FAQs. If you’re stumped or suspect something’s not working right, contact our team.



Use your sandbox only for app development. Intuit provides this environment, content, and sample data for non-commercial use and testing only.