Is there a way to download online bank categories?

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31 Jan, 2019 01:33 AM

When downloading transactions from online banks is there any way to also download the categories or have Moneydance intelligently decide what category to put each transaction into?

  1. 1 Posted by dwg on 31 Jan, 2019 01:50 AM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    As user has reported that he can download CSV files that include a category, however how a bank would get categories right is beyond me as they have limited information.

    Automatic downloads use the OFX/QFX protocol. This protocol has no provision for category information.

    QIF files are used for many manual downloads but I have not seen a bank that includes category information (again how would they really know).

    With any downloaded transaction you run through a confirmation process where you select categories and confirm the transaction, over time from these confirmed transactions Moneydance will do a correlation and suggest a category for a new transaction being imported, generally it does a pretty decent job of this.

  2. 2 Posted by stantowianski on 01 Feb, 2019 04:24 PM

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    Hi. Using this free csv importer

    it can import categories, memo, description as long as your bank or credit card sends you that data in the *.csv file. You are getting whatever categories they decide to use though. I know some credit cards provide them. There are a number of discussions in here on how to set this plugin up also.

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