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Import Transfers Properly #54

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hsoft opened this Issue Jun 22, 2013 · 5 comments

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hsoft commented Jun 22, 2013

In Quicken, transfers between accounts are created by assigning a category with the account name in square brackets, i.e. "[Savings]." After importing into moneyGuru, however, transfer transactions are improperly turned into Income or Expense Accounts, instead of being properly noted as transfers between Asset or Liability accounts.

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hsoft commented Jun 22, 2013

The QIF file is supposed to have a section at the beginning of the file describing the type of each account to come. This is what moneyGuru uses to know what type of account "[Savings]" is.

If moneyGuru can't properly do that, it would be a bug. Maybe it has something to do with the brackety name. If it was possible to have a sample QIF file (I don't have Quicken, the only time I had it was with Tiger, when it was bundled with OS X), it would be great.

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hsoft commented Jun 22, 2013

Here's a sample transfer of $5 from Savings to Checking. After importing it into a new moneyGuru file, there are two transactions instead of one.

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hsoft commented Jun 22, 2013

Oh, yes, I see. Even though the "Account" section in the QIF list those accounts without brackets, the transfer entries put brackets around the account name in the L section.

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hsoft commented Jun 22, 2013

(from [359]) [#54 state:fixed] Fixed imports for QIF transfers. moneyGuru previously duplicated transactions as well as accounts.

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