FW: Import QIF files from Quicken

Brian Harris general at noremac.org.uk
Mon May 18 08:01:03 EDT 2015

Is anyone able to help please?



From: Brian Harris [mailto:general at noremac.org.uk] 
Sent: 09 May 2015 20:44
To: 'David Carlson'
Subject: RE: Import QIF files from Quicken


Hello David


Thank you for your suggestions on transferring QIF files from Quicken to
GNUcash.  I have tried this and have run into a further problem.  Choosing
one of my smallest files I set up an export as suggested, see enclosed
screenshot.  One of the questions in quicken is which file should I transfer
the data to and it allowed me to choose a file name of "Andrew".  However
when I opened GNUcash I was unable to find the data I tried to export - see
enclosed screenshot.  Do I need to set up an account in GNUcash called
Andrew before exporting the data?  If so please point me in the right
direction for this as in GNUcash, opening "File" and then "New File" does
not appear to give you the option of naming that file.


Kind regards


Brian Harris






From: David Carlson [mailto:david.carlson.417 at gmail.com] 
Sent: 07 May 2015 23:34
To: Brian Harris; gnucash-user at gnucash.org
Subject: Re: Import QIF files from Quicken


On 5/7/2015 4:44 PM, Brian Harris wrote:

I am having difficulty trying to import a Quicken file into GNUcash. The
attachment shows some screen shots of what happens and each time I try I
receive an error message "An error occurred while loading the QIF file."
When I close the error message QF Import Assistant just repeats the error
message but without any details to help to rectify the problem.  Can anyone
suggest a solution to this problem?
Kind regards
Brian Harris

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It looks like you are trying to the quicken data file.  GnuCash cannot
import that type of file.  First open the file with Quicken and export the
parts that you want to import.  If it is a large file be prepared to do some
testing and much planning to get the results that you want.

David C

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