Archive - Using Python scripts with Moneydance 2017
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Moneydance 2017 has integrated support for Python scripts that you can use to manipulate your data and perform custom calculations or actions. You can use our built-in script editor to run simple scripts on your data, or build your own extensions to Moneydance.
What is Python?
Python is a widely used, high-level programming language that is powerful enough for experts but also easy enough for programming novices.
How can I use Python scripts with Moneydance 2017?
Within Moneydance you should navigate to Window --> Python Scripting. In the window that opens you'll see a couple of options -
Open Script - This will allow you to navigate to and select a file
New Script - Choose the name and location for your new file.
Edit Script - After selecting either 'Open' or 'New' this can be selected to make changes to the file. Once the changes have been made, select 'Save' to confirm the changes, and then 'Close Editor'.
Run Script - Executes the file.
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