NullPointerException on import of Quicken 2007 QIF

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01 Nov, 2020 10:38 PM

Hi, I'm evaluating Moneydance 2021 (build 2006) as a replacement for Quicken 2007. When I try to import the .QIF from Quicken, it immediately gives an error: Error reading file: java.lang.NullPointerException.

Note that I've previously been able to import into Moneydance 2019, back in 2019. So I'm not sure why it is dying now.

The QIF file looks OK when I open it in BBEdit.

  1. 1 Posted by derekkent23 on 01 Nov, 2020 10:44 PM

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    I am not support staff, just user.
    Hi mschmitt

    Try updating to Moneydance 2021(2008) from
    There was a bug in 2021(2006)

    Hope this helps

  2. 2 Posted by mschmitt on 01 Nov, 2020 11:15 PM

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    That fixes the import error. I'm surprised they're still delivering build 2006 as the standard download.

  3. 3 Posted by dtd on 02 Nov, 2020 03:50 AM

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    a user here - I think the 2021 release was a bit premature, as they are still fixing bugs, and it would have been better to have waited for a truly stable release.

    I'm personally still using 2020.2(1929) and am quite happy to wait until they get to a 2021 release that is not actually a beta test (imo).

    If you are testing the QIF import, and want to avoid the "beta test", I suggest downloading the last 2020 version and working from there to see if the product works for you.

    (There are no QIF import improvements in 2021)

  4. 4 Posted by derekkent23 on 02 Nov, 2020 08:12 AM

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    In am not support staff, just a user.

    2021(2008) at has no significant bugs and fixes some that exist in 2020.2(1929) and certainly some that exist in 2021(2006).

    It up to the user what version/build they use.

    Hope this helps.

  5. 5 Posted by dtd on 02 Nov, 2020 09:13 PM

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    My impression is the 2021 release is still (2006), which is what most people would download. My comments were based upon that, even if the original poster was directed to 2008 (a preview/beta release)

  6. Melissa closed this discussion on 25 Nov, 2020 10:08 PM.

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