Downloading bank and credit card transactions in Quicken 2002?


From this discussion, it sounds as even if a bank or credit card
company supports OFX, there should be a way to convert the OFX file
into QIF and then import into Quicken 2002.
If that's true, this would eliminate the need to upgrade to Quicken
2005 just to keep the capabilities we already had in Quicken 2002.
Am I missing something?
Ira
Reply to
irakrakow
No, you're not missing anything, you are spot-on target. Now all that remains is to write the converter and you'll be in business...
Reply to
Mike B
Seems someone has already done that
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Reply to
GasMan
Read it again. It is a parser and API (Application Programming Interface) it is *not* an application, nor is it a converter into QIF format.
I hate it when smartassses post irrelevant web hits to contradict me.
Reply to
Mike B
It was not posted to contradict you, merely to show that people have worked on exactly that.
I sorry you take offence at something so trivial.
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Reply to
GasMan
Also this was posted on the page
ofxtoqif: ofx2qif is a OFX "file" to QIF (Quicken Interchange Format) converter. It was written as a C code example, and as a way for LibOFX to immediately provide something usefull, as an incentive for people to try out the library. It is not recommended that financial software use the output of this utility for OFX support. The QIF file format is very primitive, and much information is lost. The utility curently supports every tansaction tags of the qif format except the address lines, and supports many of the tags of !Account. It should generate QIF files that will import sucesfully in just about every software with QIF support. I do not plan on working on this utility much further, but I would be more than happy to accept contributions. usage: ofx2qif path_to_ofx_file/ofx_filename > output_filename.qif
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Reply to
GasMan
My most sincere apologies. You are right, there is a utility to convert QFX to QIF - on Linux/Unix.
Reply to
Mike B
I'm curious. Does the user write the script or does the script come with the download? I've looked at everything (short of downloading the actual package) and I see a lot of options, but I don't see a conversion from OFX/QFX to QIF. I could of course be looking badly.
Reply to
Mike B
Scripts are for parsing the input. Among the scripts provided as standard are QIF, OFC and OFX/QFX. The output format can be selected from QIF, OFC, OFX and QFX. Other input scripts supplied are for bank-specific text or CSV formats.
Hence translation from OFX/QFX to QIF is as simple as "browsing" to the OFX/QFX file and doing a "Save as" to QIF. This whole business can be automated if you associate (e.g.) QFX files with MT2OFX and tell MT2OFX to save to QIF and pass it to "program x" as default. Then you just double-click on the input file and it all happens.
Reply to
Colin
Very slick. Congratulations.
I was thinking (just thinking) of creating something myself, although I have no use for it at present. I tried the C program that has been mentioned, but not being a C programmer, was unable to compile it. Kept missing references.
I have quickely checked my main bank HSBC and they do not supply very much information, and i could easily convert their ofx and qif files. Other banks or peoples files would likely be much harder.
But well done on a useful program that I think msny here will appreciate.
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Reply to
GasMan
The API and OFX to QIF utilities are wonderful - thanks for posting the link.
I was wondering - has the QIF to OFX link been written? The program code is almost there, since it would involve reversing the "direction" in the C code. But if this particular wheel has already been reinvented why not use it?
That way, if a Quicken 2002 user can upload converted QIF transactions in OFX format, the communication would be able to go both ways.
Ira
Reply to
irakrakow
See the post from MT2OFX support.
Solution in a box.
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Reply to
GasMan
The reason is explained at the MT2OFX web site; basically OFX per-se, will not work for Quicken and MT2OFX does not have the financial institution identifier that would be needed to make an OFX file from a given financial institution into a QFX file.
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John Pollard
Found this whilst helping someone.
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