QIF Record and field layouts

Charles Day cedayiv at gmail.com
Mon Apr 20 12:11:22 EDT 2009

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 8:31 AM, Tax Assistance Program - ( taptax ) <
taptax at nd.edu> wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> Still trying to get started.  I am moving my data from QuickBooks (much
> different than Quicken) to Gnucash.  I can easily export from QB to a tab or
> csv delimited file.  But moving that data into the QIF format will by my
> challenge.
> So I am studying what is involved and find that the information re QIF
> format I found using google is pretty general.  I have some sense of what it
> will look like but nothing specific.

For general QIF information, have a look at the information at wikipedia.
GnuCash also has a writeup on the QIF format here:

Where there are differences, I'd tend think the GnuCash document is more
accurate. ;)

> Here are my questions:
> a)    How many record types does QIF support?
> b)    Where do I find the field-by-field layouts for each supported QIF
> record type?
> c)    What techniques did prior QB users invoke to make the data conversion
> to QIF?
> Once I have those answers I am assuming I should be able to transfer my
> data from QB format to QIF.
> Has anyone ever converted QB records to Gnucash?
> Interested in all replies!  :)
> Thanks.
> Tom Bullock
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