Money vs. Quicken


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Vincent Tumminello

Can MS Money import a Quicken .qdf file or only a Quicken .qif file.

Vince
 
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Andrew

I believe the answer is it does do .qdf files. In other words, I do not
think Money requires you to export your current Quicken data file (the .qdf
file) into an ASCII .gif file before it sucks in the data. Although I am
not sure about this, I can't believe that they would implement the ability
to translate Quicken data to Money is this fashion.
 
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sandstones

Money claims to read QDF files, but it doesn't do it very well. My Quicken
2002 file didn't convert with Money 2003 or more recently with Money 2004.
Money claims it ran out of memory or disk space during the conversion.
Looking through the Money news group, this particular conversion error
appears to be a pretty common problem, and no one believes that memory or
disk space is the problem - I've run it with a task monitor and it never
used up any significant amount of memory or disk. I was hoping Microsoft
might fix this in 2004 since there were a lot of comments about it, but they
appear to listen about well as Intuit.

The alternative is to convert QIF files of individual accounts, but then you
would have to manually adjust every transfer. However, there are lots of
people who have apparently done so.

I think I'm stuck on Quicken 2002 until they stop supporting it - sure
wouldn't want to upgrade to Quicken 2003, and who knows about 2004.....



Fred Smith said:
It depends on the version. The current year's version of each program
normally can read previous years' versions of the other program. For
example, Money 2003 can read Quicken 2002 files. You just open the file, and
the program will convert it.

However, Money 2003 cannot read Quicken 2003 files, or vice versa, because
there was no way for the programmers to know the file format prior to
release of their program.
SS
 
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Dick Weaver

sandstones said:
Money claims to read QDF files, but it doesn't do it very well. My Quicken
2002 file didn't convert with Money 2003 or more recently with Money 2004.
Money claims it ran out of memory or disk space during the conversion.
Looking through the Money news group, this particular conversion error
appears to be a pretty common problem, and no one believes that memory or
disk space is the problem - I've run it with a task monitor and it never
used up any significant amount of memory or disk. I was hoping Microsoft
might fix this in 2004 since there were a lot of comments about it, but they
appear to listen about well as Intuit.

The alternative is to convert QIF files of individual accounts, but then you
would have to manually adjust every transfer. However, there are lots of
people who have apparently done so.
Someone converting individual accounts might want to try changing "to"
transfers to a non-transfer category (either within Quicken or by
editing the QIF file, whichever works), converting to Money, then
changing those non-transfer categories back to transfers.

dick w
dick w
 

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