Quicken 2011 Investment accounts create two accounts in MD

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22 Oct, 2015 03:34 AM

Importing from Quicken 2011 where investment accounts have linked Cash accounts that show up as separate BANKING accounts. In MD it seems you have a BANK REGISTER to take care of these non-invested funds and activity.
So the problem is that during an import into MD it creates the new Investment account with a Blank BANK register and instead imports the Quicken Cash account transactions (from the linked investment account) into a new Banking account in MD.

Is there anyway to avoid this or move the transactions after the fact?

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 22 Oct, 2015 08:07 PM

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    I believe in Quicken these would actually be stored as 2 separate accounts, hence they would transfer the same way. I cannot think of any easy way to resolve this during the transfer, although it may work if you exported and imported on an account by account basis rather than one single QIF file and imported the "bank" data into the investment account.

    You could look to see if the Batch change capability can do what you want or of course just leave it as 2 accounts in Moneydance, that is what was done pre Moneydance 2014 as the ability to have bank type transactions in investment accounts was not available

  2. 2 Posted by kking18474 on 22 Oct, 2015 08:21 PM

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    Yes, you are correct they were separate and linked. And I think your suggestion of just leaving them as two accounts is a sound one. I didn't know this was a new feature of 2015 so this makes sense.
    Out of curiosity I have tried the batch change on a few transactions and its not a clean move so it seems easier just to accept the imported data as-is and move on.

    Thank you for your input dwg!

  3. 3 Posted by dwg on 22 Oct, 2015 08:31 PM

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    Batch change can be very useful and it can be very dangerous. I've used it on occasions and you have to be very clear in your own mind what you are doing and the effect it will have you also have to approaching it form the right account or category otherwise it can get nasty very quickly and result in you going to your backups.


  4. kking18474 closed this discussion on 22 Oct, 2015 10:21 PM.

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