Is it possible to Import a relational database into Moneydance?

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12 Nov, 2015 06:40 AM


I am a long term Microsoft Money user, but would now like to move my data to Moneydance. I have tried the QIF export/import route, but it is extremely laborious as I have many historical accounts and investments, and also it is very lossy - e.g. links of transfers between accounts in different currencies are lost, all tag data is lost, and all historical investment prices are lost.

However, a group of developers have now succeeded in reverse engineering the MS Money file and transferring the data to a relational data base such as Access (link here: Would it be possible to import this data into Moneydance?

  1. 1 Posted by Ian L on 12 Nov, 2015 06:33 PM

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    Hi Richard,

    Thanks for that link! Legally, I'm not sure how much we can actually support direct reverse engineering of the file format. However, if your data is in an Access database, it seems like someone should be able to massage it into Moneydance, perhaps with an extension. I'll talk to our lead developer about this to see if it's something we can do. And, of course, if any Moneydance community member wanted to work on an extension for this, we'd be happy to assist!

    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by Richard Tomlins... on 13 Nov, 2015 06:12 AM

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    Hi Ian,

    It would be great if you could do that. I am very keen to move to Moneydance but the QIF export/import route loses too much data (especially tag data - “projects” and “trips” in MSMoney) to be of interest to me.


  3. 3 Posted by Richard Tomlins... on 18 Jan, 2016 04:00 PM

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    I wrote to you in November to inform you that somebody on MS Moneyforum had succeeded in converting MS Money file into a relational database. You indicated that this might be of interest to your developers. Is there any progress on this? I really want to move my MS Money data to Moneydance but the QIF route is too complicated, laborious and lossy.


  4. 4 Posted by Scott Meehan on 21 Jan, 2016 04:59 PM

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    Hi Richard,

    Unfortunately I don't have any updates on this at this time.

    I'm sorry I don't have better news! Please let us know if we can be of further assistance!

    Scott Meehan
    Infinite Kind Support

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