Mulitple currency QIF import

Todd Kokoszka
Mon, 1 Jul 2002 10:47:31 +0200

Don't know if this helps because you probably know more than I do about it,
but I just did an import of accounts in Francs, Euros and Dollars.

I grouped the accounts by currency and imported them. Transfers between
currencies I had to redo to use the GnuCash method -- separate currency
accounts. Other than that, it seemed to handle the currency aspect ok.

I haven't tried the Euro-ize your accts feature. I had started new accounts
in Quicken to handle the change to the Euro and just transfered the


On Mon 01 Jul 2002 at 10:30:47 +0200, Jan Nielsen wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have been trying out gnucash a few times over the years, but have
> always run into the multiple currency QIF import problem.
> The thing is that I have some 6-7 years of accounting in Quicken that I
> would hate losing. But as I have lived a fairly complicated life in this
> period ;-) I happen to have accounts and data  in 6 different "old"
> currencies and now also in euro (and obviously also a bunch of cross
> currency transactions in there).
> But whatever trick I can come up with for trying to import these files
> into gnucash I always come up empty because it will not allow me to
> retain the original currencies.
> In particular the screen "Enter the currency used for new accounts"
> makes me think that this problem is known, but the sentence "This
> limitation should be removed soon" has given me some hope that just
> waiting might be sufficient.
> However, if anybody can enlighten me as to whether this might actually
> be on somebodys TODO list I'll be patient (or alternatively if anybody
> already know how to implement this but does not have the time, I might
> be able to find a bit of my time to scratch this itch).
> I have lately been trying Gnucash 1.6.6 as installed by Debian.
> Best regards
> Jan
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