Importing QIF: Name Conflict with another account

marchaljn at marchaljn at
Wed Oct 23 18:24:57 EDT 2013

Well I might, but I need this Qif import only for this investment account (Fidelity).  I have access to QFX formats for other accounts.  I am trying direct import in the csv format in the mean time.
Thanks for the interest
Another thing I didn't mention: Gnucash creates this duplicate tree of accounts, but it doesn't fill them with the transactions.  So I need to find something that works.

On Wednesday, October 23, 2013 4:40 PM, David Carlson <carlson.dl at> wrote:
On 10/23/2013 11:58 AM, marchaljn at wrote:

> I am importing QIF data from a Calc spreadsheet with the Calc2Qif wizard   Everything seems to be working fine except that I can't find a way to get the information mapped to the existing accounts. Duplicate accounts are created and I get the message: 'QIF import: Name Conflict with another account'.
> I have seen this problem described several times.  The typical explanation is that the account type or currency don't match.
> However, I have carefully set the correct account type in Calc2Qif (Investment), and set the currency (US dollar) at the end of the import process.  I have checked that the Gnucash accounts are indeed 'Investment' and in US dollars.  Also, during the Calc2Qif process, the wizard seems to accept the existing accounts (the box for new account is not checked).
> After many attempts and verifications, I still get the same result: duplicate accounts created and same message.
> Can anybody help?
> Thanks a lot.
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Have you tried this with other account types? 
I am not a developer but in the dim past I tried unsuccessfully to
import stock transactions.  I do not know if it works now. 
If it works with bank accounts then you are making progress.

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