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an expense entry is QBO’s way of saying you are spending money (or entering a credit card charge) for something

a journal entry is a manual way of doing that, but the expense entry you make is converted by QBO to a journal entry automatically, so since …

QBO and QBDT (desktop) both work best if you use the menus and forms designed to be used, and do not make journal entries directly

Resolution for Issue 'what is the difference between a journal entry and a expense entry' available: Yes (Solved).
Source: Intuit Community forum.

what is the difference between a journal entry and a expense entry: this issue or error code is a known issue in Quickbooks Online (QBO) and/or Quickbooks. Support for this issue is available either by self-service or paid support options. Experts are available to resolve your Quickbooks issue to ensure minimal downtime and continue running your business. First try to resolve the issue yourself by looking for a resolution described below. If it is a complex issue or you are unable to solve the issue, you may contact us by clicking here or by using other support options.

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