QIF file size

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Stan

09 Apr, 2016 09:05 PM

I'm considering switching from Quicken to MoneyDance. I understand that I'm to export my Quicken data in a QIF file format which I'll
then import into MoneyDance. Why is the QIF file so much smaller than my Quicken QDF back up file? Does the QIF file contain all ny account and transaction data?

Thanks,
Stan

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 09 Apr, 2016 09:11 PM

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    QIF files do not contain all of the information in a QDF file. For example QIF files do not contain any currency information, any budget information or any reminder information. QIF files do contain all accounts and transactions but that is about it.

    Ben Spencer
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by Stan Spiecha on 09 Apr, 2016 09:35 PM

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    I'm installing MoneyDance now. What file associations do I want to create?

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    QIF files do not contain all of the information in a QDF file. For example QIF files do not contain any currency information, any budget information or any reminder information. QIF files do contain all accounts and transactions but that is about it.

    Ben Spencer
    Infinite Kind Support

    On Sat, Apr 09 at 02:05 PM PDT, Stan wrote:

    I'm considering switching from Quicken to MoneyDance. I understand that I'm to export my Quicken data in a QIF file format which I'll
    then import into MoneyDance. Why is the QIF file so much smaller than my Quicken QDF back up file? Does the QIF file contain all ny account and transaction data?

    Thanks,
    Stan

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  3. 3 Posted by Ben Spencer on 11 Apr, 2016 05:13 PM

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    You should create any file associations you want to be directly associated with Moneydance. If you download QIF or OFX files you probably want to associate those with Moneydance.

    Ben Spencer
    Infinite Kind Support

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