Discrepancy Between Money Plus and Schwab


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neil154

I am having an issue with the positions that Money Plus H&B is telling me
that is in my account versus what Schwab says is in my account. I would like
to be able to see what Money is getting from Schwab. Is there a way that I
can read the native download information (assume this is a .ofx file)?

Thank you.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

I am having an issue with the positions that Money Plus H&B is telling me
that is in my account versus what Schwab says is in my account. I would like
to be able to see what Money is getting from Schwab. Is there a way that I
can read the native download information (assume this is a .ofx file)?
Yes. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/911941/
 
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neil154

Cal,

Thanks for the help but I am still having problems.

I have Money H&B Plus and XP PRO. M y money was downloaded so I followed
the instructions to run Provlogs.reg. I originally ran Provlogs.reg and then
ran Money but realized that the instruction said I should do in reverse
order. I then rebooted and started Money and the ran Provlogs.reg. When I
ran Provlogs.reg I got the right propmts. When I ran the "Update now"
everything occurred normally and the download went into Money. I got no
propmt offering me the ability to save the file. I also searched for a log
or ofx file that looked like it was from Money but found none.

Can you provide any help?
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

Cal,

Thanks for the help but I am still having problems.

I have Money H&B Plus and XP PRO. M y money was downloaded so I followed
the instructions to run Provlogs.reg. I originally ran Provlogs.reg and then
ran Money but realized that the instruction said I should do in reverse
order. I then rebooted and started Money and the ran Provlogs.reg. When I
ran Provlogs.reg I got the right propmts. When I ran the "Update now"
everything occurred normally and the download went into Money. I got no
propmt offering me the ability to save the file. I also searched for a log
or ofx file that looked like it was from Money but found none.

Can you provide any help?
Look into the same folder as your *.mny is in. Find 2 Schwab*RQ.txt
(Request) and two Schwab*RS.txt (Response) files. The OFX file that
you want is the second, and usually larger *RS.txt file.
 
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Art McClinton

1) each time you start money the registry flags will reset to do not save.
Thus start money, run the registry update, and then perform the request to
you FI
2) no prompts will occur
3) files stored in the same directory as your Money File.
4) names of the form "FI name id_number RS(or RQ).txt"

I have done it for Fidelity

btw - I often will limit the request to only the FI I am checking so I do
not have lots of files. You will get a request to the FI for the names of
the accounts followed by request for data from each account. Thus since I
have 4 accounts at Fidelity it is 10 ".txt" files.
 
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neil154

I looked for the file and it was not there. I then noticed that I had a copy
of Provlogs.reg installed on my machine when I did the original installation
of Money HB Plus. I then ran the "nologs.reg" and then ran the Provlogs.reg
from my original installation and the files are there. I know have to figure
out how to read the data. It does not appear to be straight forward as to
what Schwab is saying what my positions are in the accounts I have.

Thanks for all of your help.
 
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Cal Learner-- MVP

4) names of the form "FI name id_number RS(or RQ).txt"

I have done it for Fidelity

btw - I often will limit the request to only the FI I am checking so I do
not have lots of files. You will get a request to the FI for the names of
the accounts followed by request for data from each account. Thus since I
have 4 accounts at Fidelity it is 10 ".txt" files.


If the Schwab file, as with Fidelity, starts with "?xml version"
then it is OFX 2.x. You could copy the file to "test.xml" and open
that with IE. That would format things.

If it has "OFXHEADER:100" in the header, it is OFX 1.x. You can
open it with a text editor. If it does not have newline characters,
then it is even harder to view. I change all ">" characters into
newline+"<" with my editor for easier viewing.
 
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neil154

Art,

Thanks for the additional information. As you can see I was finally ably to
get the data I needed and was even able to read it to determine that Schwab
actually has a minor mistake and now I can prove it to them.

I was a little confused by your comment about 10 .txt files. I have 6
Schwab accounts but got only 4 .txt files. I also have other accounts at
other FIs and it does not seem to matter how many accounts are at the FI, I
have 4 .txt files for each.

Thanks
 
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Art McClinton

I was wrong. I verified with my fidelity accounts that they are all
combined in only 4 files.

Likewise the information from Cal to rename the files to .xml makes them
easily viewable in many different programs.
 
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neil154

Art,

It my case the Schwab file is an OFX 1.x and therefore I read it in Word but
it was not real easy to interpret.
 
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Art McClinton

You are correct it is not easy to interpret. If you read it using Excel it
lines up the columns to make it some what easier.
IE (XMP editor) is another way to read it.
 
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