Price Histories


D

DGD

Which of the Quicken files holds the price histories for securities &
mutual funds? All of my price histories have disappeared, so
everything is askew. When I started to update some transactions,
everything was fine. After entering some of these transactions, my
investment account numbers all went down and when I checked, several
securities no longer have a price history associated with them and I
don't know what happened to them. Any ideas? I am using Quicken HAB
2009 (Cdn version).

Thanks

Doug
 
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J

John Pollard

DGD said:
Which of the Quicken files holds the price histories for
securities &
mutual funds? All of my price histories have disappeared, so
everything is askew. When I started to update some
transactions,
everything was fine. After entering some of these
transactions, my
investment account numbers all went down and when I checked,
several
securities no longer have a price history associated with them
and I
don't know what happened to them. Any ideas? I am using
Quicken HAB
2009 (Cdn version).
If the Canadian version works like the US version, security
prices are in the QPH file.
 
D

DGD

If the Canadian version works like the US version, security
prices are in the QPH file.

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John Pollard
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Thanks for the response. Do you know what each of the five files does
within Quicken?

*.HCX:
*.QEL:
*.QDF: Transaction Histories?
*.QPH: Price Histories
*.IDX:

The *.QPH file I was using, for some reason, was very small. I
checked the back-up files and the one in there was signficantly
larger. I replaced the *.QPH file with the most recent back up file
and all my price histories came back. However, in my accounts summary
list on the left side of the screen, my investment accounts do not
reflect the value of each individual account (which, if opened
individually, are accurate). They are reading exactly the same way
with the corrupted *.QPH file and are not been updated. Any help
appreciated.


Doug
 
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J

John Pollard

DGD said:
Thanks for the response. Do you know what each of the five
files does
within Quicken?

*.HCX:
*.QEL:
*.QDF: Transaction Histories?
*.QPH: Price Histories
*.IDX:
The QPH file is the only file whose contents are known precisely
(there's even a piece of free software that can read it and list
its contents).

The QDF file is the main Quicken data file; it is required for
Quicken to be able to open a fileset ... and it's the only one
that is required. I'm reasonably certain it does contain your
transactions, but more than that.

The QEL file is mainly concerned with online stuff; probably the
info for Activated accounts, online payees, and I believe, it
stores the OFX Financial Institution Transaction ID which is
what guarantees that the same transaction will not (appear to)
be downloaded twice (as long as the financial institution does
not improperly assign a new FITID to and old transaction).

The IDX file is some sort of index, and I believe its only
purpose is to allow Quicken to do some things faster; I don't
think any data is "stored" there. I think it's rebuilt every
time Quicken starts.

There is no HCX file for the US version.
The *.QPH file I was using, for some reason, was very small.
I
checked the back-up files and the one in there was
signficantly
larger. I replaced the *.QPH file with the most recent back
up file
and all my price histories came back. However, in my accounts
summary
list on the left side of the screen, my investment accounts do
not
reflect the value of each individual account (which, if opened
individually, are accurate). They are reading exactly the
same way
with the corrupted *.QPH file and are not been updated.
I don't know why that would be. But you don't need an entire
price history to have the current value correct, just the
current prices.

In the US version, the Account Bar can contain one of two
balances: current or ending. The current balance should be
as-of today, using transactions dated today or earlier and
today's price (or the most recent price before today); while the
ending balance includes all transactions and prices, even those
dated in the future.

I don't understand how you got a price history file missing many
prices, but perhaps if there was some corruption, it started
earlier than the QPH file you're using now, or perhaps it
spilled over into other areas of your data.

You could double check your price history to see if you have any
future prices. If so, either delete them, or have the Account
Bar display current balances.

You can try (temporarily) renaming the QPH file, starting
Quicken (which will create an empty QPH file), setting your
Account Bar to use curent balances, then entering some current
prices to see if the Account Bar current balance is then
correct.

You can try recalculating your investment transactions (in the
Transactions List, put your cursor on a transaction - or the row
where you would enter a new transaction - hold down CTRL and
press "Z"). Backup first.

And you could try Validating a Quicken Copy of your data, then
see if the problem exists in the Validated Copy.
 

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