Migrating from Quicken 2000 UK version

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24 Aug, 2009 03:30 PM

I have the trial version and am trying to migrate my UK Quicken 2000 data. I have 14 years data and many accounts with base £ and some $.

The logistics of the transfer are such that I have opted to migrate just the last 5 years and have some problems:

I regulary make $ withdrawals from my UK bank when in the US, then deposit directly into my US account. These I show as transfers to my US bank and I manually enter the sterling cost of the $ withdrawal in my UK bank. These transactions are duplicated in Moneydance which I can live with BUT how can I force the values of the original transaction, the system is entering it's own values and this is obviously not acceptable.

I haven't tried sorting out my investment accounts yet but the security values are multiplied by 100. Is there any way I could change this rather than go through them manually?

Finally (I hope), if I decide to import my older data later, can this be done - I wlould export just the data up to the point of current migrated data.


  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 29 Aug, 2009 08:07 PM

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    Hi Mike

    I am sorry for the delay in responding to you r enquiry. Things have been rather hetic lately on the forum.

    When you enter a transaction in your UK account you can set the exchange rate of the transaction in the field directly underneath the Payment field. See the attached screen shot.

    I believe the trouble with the security values being multiplied by 100 is that in the uk version of Quicken uk stocks are priced in pence with a currency set to GBP. I'd have to have a look at your qif file to be sure but I think quicken is exporting the data in a qif file such that it is telling Moneydance that a 100 pence item is 100 pounds. If this is the case I believe this is a bug in quicken. And you would have to modify the price history in Moneydance by hand.

    Would you attach your qif file so I can verify this. I have made this discussion private to protect your privacy.


    Ben Spencer

  2. 2 Posted by mike.pallett on 30 Aug, 2009 05:30 PM

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    Hi Ben - thanks for your response. I have managed to enter the actual exchange values and amounts for transfers between different currency accounts. I delete the transaction and then reenter with new values using required exchange rate manually calculated. I thought that I had done it before but then lost the changes when I went back in a new session. It seems that it is essential to delete and reenter rather than attempt to edit.

    I have also made some progress with Security transactions. The portfolio view does show pounds for pennies but the register recognises that the price was pence and moves decimal place - so my registers appear to be ok but the portfolio value makes me very wealthy! (X £100). I've gone through one investment account (which started in 1998), the QIF file was from 1 Sept 2005 so I manually entered the one earlier security still held, purchased in 1998 and adjusted cash balance b/f up.
    It is reconciled.

    I'm finding it difficult moving around MD - how do I get back to home page, if I use "see other side of transfer" I lose the option to select another account from dropdown at top left. Am I missing something? Can I have frequently used accounts displayed as in Q. Quicken was much easier in this respect.

    Finally when (if?) I get my data from 2005 transferred will I be able to migrate the old data across piecemeal? say a year at a time, or one account at a time.

    Thanks again - Mike

  3. 3 Posted by Ben Spencer on 31 Aug, 2009 01:16 PM

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    Hi Mike

    I am sorry this is proving to by quite as muh trouble as it is.

    When you click "Show other side" for a transaction the transaction register for the other side should pop open in a new sub window. Clicking on the main window again gives you the option to move back to the home page.


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