Direct Investment import to GNUCash

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Dec 20 11:18:34 EST 2006

Are you missing an Opening Balance transaction?  Or maybe some of
the transactions got reversed?


audiodef <bugposts at> writes:

> This looks similar to a problem I'm having with gnucash. I imported all my
> accounts from MS Money. Two of them went exactly right, but one, a checking
> account, had a weird negative balance by several thousands of dollars, and I
> just don't know what's going on, because the balance is correct and
> everything was up to date in MS Money. I tried exporting from Money in both
> strict and loose qif format, but with the same result. 
> Hubert Bahr wrote:
>> I recently tried to import investment information into GNUCash.  The
>> problem I see is the loss of the commodity price during import.  When I
>> get the Info in QIF format this loss doesn't occur.  When I import in
>> OFX the loss does occur and this is also true when I use direct
>> connect.  The same is not true when I import into Quicken.
>> Investigation into the OFX file shows that the information is
>> available.  It just isn't being used.  I am willing to work on this,
>> however I could use some help determining where to start.  I can provide
>> a test case.  To date I see that all three cases use different paths
>> into GNUcash.  However, both Direct connect and OFX import use libofx.
>> I do see some additional differences in Direct Connect and OFX import.
>> But they both lose the quantity and value of the commodity.
>> Thanks
>> Hubert
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