import QIF from KMyMoney

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Thu May 4 17:22:22 EDT 2006

Are you sure it's the DATE format and not the NUMBER format that's
failing?  Can you show an example transaction from your QIF?  Most
likely it's a question of commas versus periods for thousands separator
versus decimal separator, and it's possible the QIF importer is getting
confused about what you're using.


Quoting Martin Meyer <elreydetodo at>:

> I'm trying to switch to GnuCash (1.9.5) from KMyMoney but I'm having
> extreme difficulty transferring my data between them.  KMyMoney can
> export to QIF files, but the date format is configurable.  I'm
> thinking they had problems with various programs using incorrect date
> formats originally (ahem, Microsoft Money).
> The problem I have is that NONE of the possible date formats KMyMoney
> offers seem to work with GnuCash.  What format is it expecting?  I
> can't find documentation of it anywhere, otherwise I could just edit
> the QIF files manually.
> This is the error I get when trying to import:
> QIF file parse failed: Data for number or date does not match a known format.
> Does anyone have experience importing QIF files from KMyMoney?  I'd
> really like to try out GnuCash but if I can't import all my data
> there's no way this is going to happen :(
> Thanks,
> Martin Meyer
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