New in QuickBooks 2016, item based reports will recognize the filter settings for custom defined fields. In previous versions of QuickBooks users could add the filter for custom fields to item based reports, but the filter request would not be recognized by the report.
You can access this new capability from the Filter tab by selecting Custom Defined Fields on any item based reports.
QuickBooks Pro, Premier and Accountant version products provide users with up to 7 total custom fields for use with the following lists: Items, Customers, Vendors and Employees. However, there is an aggregate limit of 15 for all three lists together. QuickBooks Enterprise provides up to 12 custom fields for the same lists with an aggregate limit of 30. In Enterprise only, users can also assign the attribute of the custom field and require that that field be populated on forms, lists or both. The new feature is available on all versions of QuickBooks 2016 desktop products (Pro, Premier, Accountant, Enterprise and Enterprise Accountant.)