Concerned about import of QIF

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16 Apr, 2016 05:16 PM

I was thrilled to see a Linux version of your program, so that I can finally jettison Windoze forever (except for a game or two). Anyway, I downloaded your trial app and tried to import the QIF exported from my current Quicken file. The account balances shown are all WAY off the mark. Is this normal? It's a bit disconcerting when the import process starts out so horrible. I would just like to know that I might be moving to a platform that is stable and relatively bug free.

  1. 1 Posted by Ben Spencer on 16 Apr, 2016 06:37 PM

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    Hi David

    QIF file imports almost always require a fair bit of manual correction post import. QIF files are awful but they are the only way to get data out of Quicken.

    Firstly make sure that you followed the instructions here:

    There is a list of some of the most common issues with QIF files here:

    Ben Spencer
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by David C. Hicks on 16 Apr, 2016 06:55 PM

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    Hi Ben,

    Wow! Thanks for the quick reply. I really didn't expect to hear
    anything over the weekend. I'm totally frustrated with Quicken. Some
    of the simplest things have become increasingly complicated due to their
    vision of how people should use their software. I'm hoping that
    Moneydance will solve that AND finally allow me to jettison Windoze
    (except for a couple of games).

    I did follow the instructions in the first link, but I'm afraid my 12+
    year data file probably throws more than a few wrenches into the works.
    I'll have to check out the second link and see what I can figure out.

    Thanks again,

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