Fw: Credit card import (QIF) seems to be reversed

David Carlson david.carlson.417 at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 14:28:54 EDT 2016


I had to look at some old history to find a copy of a QIF import file in my
data.  First, the QIF should  have a liability type indicated at the
beginning of the file then payment transactions should have positive values
and charges should have negative values.  If your file from your credit
card does not match that, then your financial institution is at fault. If
they offer OFX or "Quicken" formats, try those.

If your new credit card account in your GnuCash data is not one of the
liability types, then that is the problem.

Any other problem would require more detailed information to diagnose.

Believe it or not, recently some financial institutions are screwing up
their download file structures. One of my credit cards is reversing my
payments so they appear as charges in the OFX files.  Strangely, their QIF
files and CSV files are correct.  Of course, their customer support denies
that there is any problem.

Good Luck.

David C

On Sun, Oct 2, 2016 at 4:37 PM, Paul Mckenna <mylists23902 at outlook.com>

> Hi all,
> I'm having a problem importing a qif file from my Credit card people
> (Halifax), when I import it payments go to charges and vice-versa.
> I've checked the qif file and charges (for example when I but something)
> are in positive and when I make a payment to the card it shows as negative.
> Is this correct or am I missing something
> I used gnucash a long time ago and everything worked as it should but that
> was with another credit card company, what is the best way for me to do an
> import and have the values switched?
> Thanks
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