Any advice: Clean start/Import?

carpetnailz carpetnailz at
Thu May 3 15:30:35 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 18:13 +0000, dcn at wrote:
> I'm preparing to switch to GnuCash from MS Money. Would I be better off just starting clean with GnuCash or is it worth it to try and import my accumulated data?
I've had good success importing from Quicken, but it's work and you end
up doing a lot of tweaking. If you will continue to be working in M$ and
have your copy of MS Money on your machine, it might be easier to
archive that and start over, building your accounts as you need them and
copying in starting balances from MS Money. But others with more
experience may have better advice. Another aspect that comes to mind is
whether "accounting periods" are important. Then you may not want to
start over in the beginning of a calendar or fiscal year.


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