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

Christopher Lam christopher.lck at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 16:52:40 EST 2020

Sorry. Please ask other devs on public mailing list.

On Tue, 18 Feb 2020 at 15:51, Tom Hatzigeorgiou <tomhatz at hotmail.com> wrote:

> To do this someone will need to help me.
> I don't know how projects like this work.
> I have no idea where the program source exists and the tools I will need
> to manipulate it.
> I was thinking that a very simple way to debug the code is, for someone to
> place a display on a version of the new importer where every record that it
> processes gets displayed (in a log file) before it gets imported.
> This way by running the importer I will see at what record(s) it failed.
> I would run it multiple times until I find and eliminate ALL the records
> of my file that it fails on.
> When all bad records get eliminated and my file gets loaded correctly by
> the current importer, I don't think I would have a problem sending you all
> those bad records for you to analyze and see where the new importer has
> gone bad.
> DO you think something like the above can be done?
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Christopher Lam <christopher.lck at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:27 AM
> *To:* tomhatz at hotmail.com <tomhatz at hotmail.com>; gnucash-devel <
> gnucash-devel at gnucash.org>
> *Subject:* Fwd: [GNC] Failed - import of QIF files from Quicken
> 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
> Hello
> 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
> debug.
> C
> 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
> categories.
> 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 people.
> 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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