import qif file

Michael + Jennifer Garrison Stuber
Wed, 24 Jul 2002 17:32:01 -0700

Sometimes banks won't include the account type at the top of the file.  Open
your file in a text editor and see if there is a line similar to:


At the top of the file.  If there isn't one, GNUCash won't load it.  There
may be other problems, but this one is pretty easy to fix, if it is the
problem.  Just insert the line above in the file.

----- Original Message -----
From: grilla <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, July 21, 2002 9:23 AM
Subject: import qif file

> i am trying to use gnucash for the first time. i have saved my checking
account file from washington mutual as a qif file. when i try to import it
however i get an error message that the file is in an unrecognized format.
any idea what might be going wrong and how to fix it? please respond
directly to my email address.
> thanks!
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