Re: Importing Quicken

2018-04-04 Thread David T. via gnucash-user
When I did my import (over a decade ago, I believe), I had no problem with transfers. Since I was importing all in one pass, there were no duplicates created by transfers. I believe the duplication problem you describe specifically arises when you opt to import transaction data from

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-04-04 Thread David Carlson
David T, Does the QIF importer detect duplicates created by transfers within the same import file? I seem to recall needing to separate accounts to different files to detect them. David C On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 9:00 AM, David T. wrote: > Alen, > > What you’ve done with

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-04-04 Thread David T. via gnucash-user
Alen, What you’ve done with the Benefits section is better, but I still feel that any mention of benefits of migration is misplaced here. Someone looking for ways to migrate from Quicken presumably has already come to this conclusion. * I have edited the tips portion further. I added a tip

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-04-04 Thread Alen Siljak
Hi, David, You are right. I've removed the benefits section but kept the fact about open data standards. Apart from being a benefit (to me), it is also a consequence of migration that may or may not be important for users. > You mention multi-currency problems with QIF, saying that GnuCash

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-04-03 Thread David T. via gnucash-user
cicko, I also like what you’ve done. I will add some edits there. Personally, I think the “Benefits” section is pointless; this page is about the migration from Quicken—not why someone should use GnuCash. I would recommend deleting it altogether, but I defer to you, since you created it. You

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-04-03 Thread cicko
I have just copied the instructions from the FAQ page into a separate page on the GnuCash wiki, dedicated to Quicken migration: https://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/Quicken_Migration This is a general hint to anyone considering or performing an actual migration from Quicken to GnuCash, to consult the

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-03-11 Thread mahon . finbar
Me too. I closed off 2017 in Q and used bank balances etc., to start Gnucash on 1.1.2018. No issues. On March 11, 2018 10:27:29 AM GMT+01:00, keithwjones wrote: >Edward Ingram-2 wrote >> My Quicken files are stored in .QDF format, not .QIF. (Quicken 2017) >> How can I

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-03-11 Thread Dennis West
There is a menu selection in Quicken to export to a .QIF file. On 3/11/2018 04:27, keithwjones wrote: Edward Ingram-2 wrote My Quicken files are stored in .QDF format, not .QIF. (Quicken 2017) How can I import these? I found it easier to just start again with GnuCash instead of importing

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-03-11 Thread keithwjones
Edward Ingram-2 wrote > My Quicken files are stored in .QDF format, not .QIF. (Quicken 2017) > How can I import these? I found it easier to just start again with GnuCash instead of importing data that I did not require. You then have a nice new clean set of accounts. Keith - GnuCash

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-03-10 Thread Edward Ingram
OK DOKE On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 12:00 PM, David Carlson wrote: > Edward, Please use reply all to include the maillist. > > You need to read the manual and understand how double entry bookkeeping > works. You do not really have hundreds of accounts that don't

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-03-10 Thread David Carlson
Edward, Please use reply all to include the maillist. You need to read the manual and understand how double entry bookkeeping works. You do not really have hundreds of accounts that don't actually exist. As you stated originally, you only have three bank accounts. All the others would be what

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-03-10 Thread Ken Schneider
On 03/10/2018 11:16 AM, David Carlson wrote: The QDF format is one of the data formats that Quicken has used over the years. It is proprietary and sufficiently encrypted to be impossible to read with other programs. Before you abandon Quicken you need to use it to open your file and export

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-03-10 Thread Colin Law
I believe you have to export from quicken to QIF. Should be in the menus somewhere. Colin On 10 March 2018 at 16:12, Ken Pyzik wrote: > Edward -- I did the switch about 8 months ago and have not looked back. > > I am pretty sure you can directly import your file from Quicken. I

Re: Importing Quicken

2018-03-10 Thread David Carlson
The QDF format is one of the data formats that Quicken has used over the years. It is proprietary and sufficiently encrypted to be impossible to read with other programs. Before you abandon Quicken you need to use it to open your file and export your data to QIF format which GnuCash can import.

RE: Importing Quicken

2018-03-10 Thread Ken Pyzik
Edward -- I did the switch about 8 months ago and have not looked back. I am pretty sure you can directly import your file from Quicken. I do not remember exactly how I did it but I think QIF means quicken file so it should work. Three things to be aware: 1. If you use categories -- those no