Unable to import .qif file, downloaded from bank

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22 Jan, 2012 10:38 PM

After exporting the .qif file to my local pc, I open my Checking Account on Moneydance. Select File, Import, Quicken qif. The Browse window opens, I select the file. The 'Import QIF File' window opens and the path to my file is in the "from Qif File" window.
Import to (Existing Account: Checking)
Source: Downloaded File

Hit OK. Nothing happens. Nothing is imported. I have tried several times. Please help.

  1. 1 Posted by -Kevin N. on 23 Jan, 2012 12:16 AM

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    Hi Robin,
    On the 'Import QIF File' from, are the Date Format, Decimal Character and Currency correct?
    Is 'Import Account Info' checked? If so, un-check it.
    If you still experience this issue, try opening the .QIF file in question with a simple word processor to make sure that there is actual data in the file.
    HTH -Kevin N

  2. 2 Posted by Ben Spencer on 23 Jan, 2012 01:13 AM

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    Can you select Help->Console Window... then try and import the file. Copy and paste any resulting console output to this discussion.

    Ben Spencer
    Moneydance Support

  3. 3 Posted by robinsand on 23 Jan, 2012 02:05 AM

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    Good advice. Looks like the data in the .qif file is not what it should be. (The .csf file i downloaded looks good.) Let me see if I can a decent .gif.

  4. 4 Posted by robinsand on 23 Jan, 2012 02:12 AM

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    ok...SIGH, I only tried it like 60 times(!!!) but now I know the trick to open the .qif in notepad to make sure there is valid data.

    I re-exported, validated file, and it uploaded just fine. Thanks Ben and Kevin.

  5. 5 Posted by Angie Rauscher on 23 Jan, 2012 02:55 AM

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    I'm glad to hear that it worked for you, and sorry the files you're getting are not always working. Good luck, and please let me know if I can be of further assistance,

    Angie Rauscher
    Moneydance Support

  6. Angie Rauscher closed this discussion on 23 Jan, 2012 02:55 AM.

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