[GNC-dev] Fwd: [GNC] Failed - import of QIF files from Quicken

Christopher Lam christopher.lck at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 00:26:25 EST 2020

That's fine. Maybe the other developers will be able to help. Feel free to
download the sources to start debugging the qif importer.

---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Tom Hatzigeorgiou <tomhatz at hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2020, 1:20 pm
Subject: Re: [GNC] Failed - import of QIF files from Quicken
To: Christopher Lam <christopher.lck at gmail.com>

I understand that you want to recreate the problem so that you can fix it
but this is my whole financial history and I wouldn't know where to start
to anonymize it
so I wouldn't be comfortable giving it away

You should know that I am a programmer so I think I could follow
instructions and could debug the importer for you to find out where it
breaks at least with my data
I would be wiling to do that because I like GNUCASH, I hate what Quicken is
doing to long time users (like me), and I would keep control of my data.

*From:* Christopher Lam <christopher.lck at gmail.com>
*Sent:* Monday, February 17, 2020 5:55 PM
*To:* Tom Hatzigeorgiou <tomhatz at hotmail.com>
*Cc:* gnucash-user at gnucash.org <gnucash-user at gnucash.org>
*Subject:* Re: [GNC] Failed - import of QIF files from Quicken

If you'll be kind to offer the QIF file in bugzilla or privately -- feel
free to amend it manually first to anonymize details, it will be useful to

On Mon, 17 Feb 2020 at 15:09, Tom Hatzigeorgiou <tomhatz at hotmail.com> wrote:

I have seen  few emails on this subject.

Please see if the below statements would help you.

I've been having a problem with importing my data from Quicken and into
GNUCASH for Windows using a QIF file created by Quicken. I’ve over 30 years
of data with thousands of transactions spanning multiple accounts and

I have found that there is an issue with the importer starting with version
3.2 (I think).

As mentioned  by others, the importer would fail without giving an error.

I have solved the issue by installing GNUCASH 3.1 importing my data and
then installing the latest version (currently 3.8). Of course this assumes
that you will be able to find the 3.1 install file. I hope you can find it
in one of the archives.

I don’t see any problem with my data after I open the file (in GNU 3.8)
created by the GNUCASH 3.1.

I was wondering if the developers could replace the importer (of the latest
version) with the version that existed in the 3.1 version (until the import
issue is fixed). I believe it would solved a lot of problems for a lot of

I have another issue getting security prices and bank transaction. I have
read a lot of solutions but none has help me. When I find a simple solution
to this problem I will post here.

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