Importing OFX/QFX files not working

Jim Lynch jimlynch1 at
Fri Feb 3 07:42:27 EST 2006

I know I've never imported anything, since this was my first attempt and it
never worked.  The fact it is tossing off a "file not found" message tells
me something is wrong.

I did try what you suggested, creating a new file with a set of empty
accounts and imported the file, but it did the same thing.


On 2/2/06, Beth Leonard <beth at> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 02, 2006 at 12:42:27PM -0500, Jim Lynch wrote:
> > File/Import/Import qxf/oxf menu item.  Then I browse for my file and I
> get a
> > new window listing all the transactions found, but it is empty.
> Is it possible that you have already imported the transactions from
> that file?  i.e. look at the relevant accounts to see if the
> transactions you saw when you looked at the file by hand are already
> in your chart of accounts somewhere.
> I believe the way the qxf/oxf importer works is that if you try to
> import the same set of transactions twice, it doesn't list the
> ones that you've already imported.
> I use this to my advantage at the end of the year when I'm closing
> out my books, but I have Credit Card statements that span December
> and January.  For my first import, I un-check the January transactions,
> then I close my books, then I re-import the same statement.  The
> second time it only lists the January transactions.  (If I were to
> do it a third time, it would list no transactions.)
> Another thing to test this theory would be to start a brand new chart
> of accounts and try to import your file again.  If it works in the new
> chart of accounts, then your transactions are probably "in there
> somewhere" but the accounts got matched to an unexpected place.
> This may not be your problem, but it's something to try.
> --Beth
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