importing Quicken files and then downloading accounts

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Fred tung

04 May, 2010 01:37 PM

Hi there:

I'm another long-time quicken user who is just fed up with it, and MoneyDance looks like a great Mac alternative. I've been tinkering with exporting QIF files from Quicken 2007. After some trial and error I think I've got that part figured out. The balances in my main bank accounts were all fine (checking, savings). And then I went and downloaded new transactions from my bank. MD doesn't seem to be able to filter out the duplicates that have already come into the register from my QIF import. Is this going to happen with my other bank accounts, too? I've sweated a few hours trying to get the QIF import right. I don't know if my accounts are especially messy because there are lots of transfers among accounts.

Happily, all the recently bank-downloaded transactions have a blue dot and "i" next to them. Is there a way of dealing with these duplicates using these indicators? Or is brute force the only way?

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 15 May, 2010 04:18 PM

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    First of I recommend updating to the latest preview build 749 from the link below.

    There have been some significant improvements to the transaction importing and merging in this version.

    I would then create a new data file and import your qif file into it again. Then select File->preferences->Network and set the option "Automatically Merge downloaded transactions". Then when you download your transactions from the bank moneydance will merge those that have the same amount and very similar information with those already in the register.

    When doing manual merging the blue dot indicates that the transaction is unconfirmed. If you click on a transaction with a blue dot you will see the accept window appear at the bottom of the register. From here moneydance will show you potential merges or categorisation matches. Select the merge from the list and then click the accept button.

    For more information you can download the latest documentation from the link below;


    Ben Spencer

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