99% failure when importing QIF from Quicken Premier 2011

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14 Jun, 2016 02:00 PM

I've been a Quicken user for decades, so there's lots of data spread over maybe 20 accounts in my exported the QIF file.
After importing the QIF file to Moneydance, only a couple accounts included any transactions. Those transactions were only a tiny, seemingly random sample of what the register contained. The balances in these accounts was nowhere near correct. The balances of the other accounts was $0. Have others seen this problem?
I repeatedly checked, and followed the directions for importing the file carefully and exactly. Something goes massively wrong in the process.
I'd be very happy to get away from Quicken; it's pretty awful. But I'm not willing to start from scratch.
Maybe Moneydance isn't the problem?? Is there a way to check if the QIF exported correctly?

  1. 1 Posted by Ian O on 14 Jun, 2016 02:07 PM

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    Hi Brian,

    Can you confirm that when importing from Quicken, you have followed these steps? In particular ensure you specify to Import into a new account rather than an existing account. And you set the source to "From another program". It's also important to ensure that 'Import Account Info Only' is not selected.
    It is highly recommended to export all Quicken data into a single QIF file, as doing so makes the import process much smoother. Please use the option in Quicken to export "all accounts" if available. The one exception to this is if you have accounts in more than one currency - if thats the case, then you can follow these steps to import multiple QIF files.

    If you'd like to attempt the import process again, within Moneydance, you can go to File --> New. This will create a new blank data set. You can move between data sets within File --> Open, where any data files will be listed.

    Please let me know if you continue to encounter issues. It'd be useful to know which account types are effected by the discrepancies and a few examples of how they appear, and how they should appear.

    Ian O
    Infinite Kind Support

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