QIF Import code for Multiple Currency Accounts
warlord at MIT.EDU
Fri Jul 13 13:17:23 EDT 2007
The QIF importer doesn't support multi-currency.. I don't even know
what a QIF multi-currency transaction LOOKS like! So, I'm afraid that
it just wont work for the forseeable future.
A couple of suggestions:
1) Import it account-by-account and then manually adjust the
2) Start from scratch.
3) I can't think of a #3.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
"Agni Dasa" <info at uc3.com> writes:
> Hi GnuCash Developers,
> I just installed the latest version of GnuCash 2.1.5 for Windows and tried
> importing my Quicken 2002 Premier Home & Busness QIF file that includes
> multiple currency accounts. The QIF import wizard reported that GnuCash
> does not currently handle multiple currency QIF file imports and that this
> limitation should be removed soon. Does anyone have any idea about how
> soon multiple currency QIF imports will be available?
> I really depend on that feature so I can switch over to GnuCash which as far
> as I have seen is the best accounting software available for accounting
> newbies like myself. I'm sure that there may be hundreds or maybe even
> thousands who are also waiting for this feature so they can switch over to
> GnuCash but when they see that it's not available they just move on without
> trying to contact the development team. So I'm asking on behalf of all those
> who chose to remain silent.
> I already emailed Bill Gribble who is listed in the credit list of GnuCash as the
> original developer of the QIF import but he responded at follows:
>> No, I'm sorry; I haven't worked on GnuCash in several years, and I don't
>> follow its development. You might try a request to the gnucash-devel
>> mailing list to see who is currently maintaining the QIF import code.
>> Since the import process is something that you will only have to do one
>> time, you might try to export each account to a separate QIF file, each
>> file having only one currency, so the job of the QIF importer is
>> simpler. I don't use Quicken so I don't know exactly how to do that,
>> but I believe it is possible.
> I tried his suggestion to export each account into a separate QIF files each
> having only one currency but after I imported them into GnuCash and
> imported the foreign currency account separately and specified the currency
> of that account the resulting numbers in GnuCash were not what they were
> supposed be maybe because of transfers between the foreign currency
> account and the other accounts.
> Anyway, please let us know who is currently maintaining the QIF import code
> and how soon multiple currency QIF imports will be available. Thanks and we
> are looking forward to hearing from you soon.
> Agni Dasa
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