need to export quicken data


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James Johnson

I bought quicken premier 2005 and am learning to use it. I'd like to be
able to export my data as .csv or .txt files to have a backup outside of
quicken's format. Is that possible?

Jim
 
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Mike B

James Johnson said:
I bought quicken premier 2005 and am learning to use it. I'd like to
be able to export my data as .csv or .txt files to have a backup
outside of quicken's format. Is that possible?
Sure, you can export the files, but you'll never be able to import them back
into Quicken 2005. So not much use as "backup" IMHO.
 
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John Pollard

Mike said:
Sure, you can export the files, but you'll never be able to
import
them back into Quicken 2005. So not much use as "backup" IMHO.
As far as I know, Quicken will not export either .csv or .txt
files; just QIF files.

You could "convert" QIF files to .csv files or .txt files;
though I can't imagine what you would do with them then. Other
than security prices (which you can import from a .csv file),
Quicken will not import Quicken transaction data from anything
but QIF or QFX files. (If you have H&B, you can import
addresses; and if you use TT, Quicken can apparently import from
that).

You're right that Q2005 won't import much from QIF files, but in
theory, you could have an older version of Quicken available,
import the QIF files to that older version, then have Q2005
convert the older version data to Q2005 format. Awfully
cumbersome and still bound to lose stuff (like Scheduled
Transactions for example).

So the op's idea basically will not work.
 
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Ken G

Jim, you can export them in QIF format. That way, in a pinch, you can fire
up another personal finance program, like MoneyDance and import it to bail
yourself out. Also you can read a QIF file with Notepad or whatever your
favorite text mangler is. They are ugly to read but they are just plain text
and they aren't hard to figure out.

If you really want the data in .CSV format, you could fire up Google or your
favorite search tool and look for something that will convert QIF to CSV.

...ken...
 
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Charlie K

Actually, you can get Excel or 123 compatible files and text files by
using the Print command and then printing registers or portfolios to
file. I do it all the time for my investment's because I don't like the
way Quicken does investment return calculations. There's no way to
bring the information back in to Quicken 2005 though.
 
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John Pollard

Charlie said:
Actually, you can get Excel or 123 compatible files and text
files by
using the Print command and then printing registers or
portfolios to
file.
Good point; I certainly should have remembered that.
 
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