I just discovered that PayPal allows users to download QIF files for
importing into quicken. To take advantage of this I've just created a new
account in Quicken Cash Manager 2008 for my PayPal account. (What type of
account should I have used? Cash? Credit Card? Chequing?)
Through the PayPal website, I downloaded all my transactions from Jan 1 up
to today and imported the QIF file into the new account. For some reason it
just assumes that all transactions are in my default currency (CAD).
Needless to say, this makes reconsiling this account impossible.
I went back to the PayPal website and downloaded a comma delimeted version
(CSV) of my transactions for the year and this file shows the foreign
currency debit, then a foreign currency credit, then the proper CAD debit.
Scanning through the QIF file, I don't see the foreign currency
How should I be dealing with this problem. What is the correct way to
download and import PayPal transactions in Quicken Cash Manager 2008?
Here is a sample of a what I get in my CSV for a single foreign currency
2/21/2007 2:04:11 PST oboStore.com eBay Payment Sent Completed USD -15.48
2/21/2007 2:04:11 PST From Canadian Dollar Currency Conversion Completed
USD 15.48 15.48
2/21/2007 2:04:11 PST To U.S. Dollar Currency Conversion Completed
CAD -18.58 0
2/21/2007 2:04:11 PST Credit Card Charge From Credit Card Completed CAD
Here is what my QIF file holds for the same transaction:
LeBay Payment Sent
SeBay Payment Sent
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- posted 12 years ago