Downloading qfx file

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08 Sep, 2018 01:13 PM

I am receiving an error when trying to load a .qfx file from Wells Fargo Bank. This just recently began happening. The error message is :
"Error reading file: Unexpected end of message while reading headers". It appears WFB has added data to the file before the header tags that is causing this error. I can strip the data out and the file loads fine.

  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 08 Sep, 2018 01:35 PM

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    Hi Brian,

    There are two available solutions...

    1) Update to the latest preview build - currently MD 2017.10 (1699)


    2) Install the free, third-party app created by forum member hleofxquotes.

    -Kevin N. (not a member of MD support)

  2. 2 Posted by Brian on 15 Sep, 2018 01:25 PM

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    Thanks, Kevin!

  3. 3 Posted by Colin E. on 18 Sep, 2018 01:09 AM

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    This is a Wells Fargo error - although their Quicken support team deny having made any changes to the file. Sigh. . .
    To correct you need to edit the qfx file and ensure each header item is on a separate line. The file currently has these header items on a single line and Moneydance is therefore unable to read them.
    For me the corrected header items - after I edited the file - look like
    an empty line
    <OFX> and the rest ot the download

  4. System closed this discussion on 18 Dec, 2018 01:10 AM.

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