I don't think I have ever heard of anyone directly importing a QIF into any relational
database, you would have to translate the resulting data into a delimited txt file and
then import. You may want to check to see if Quickbooks has an API that you can use to
access the data natively rather than trying to move it around from platform to platform.
From: Jan Steinman [mailto:Jan@stripped]
Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:37 PM
To: David Brian Chait
Subject: Re: Import from Quicken 2004 Mac?
On 11 Aug 11, at 14:17, David Brian Chait wrote:
> The QIF file includes a lot of data aside from basic transactions, what exactly are
> you trying to end up with at the end of the day? Simply a copy of your QB data in Mysql?
That would be a good start. We don't need a complete duplicate, but in my experience, it's
easier to get it all and winnow out the bits you don't want than to selectively import.
That said, we really only need the basic transaction info: date, payee, amount, memo,
category, account from, account to.
This is to reconcile the chart of accounts (in Quick Books) with project management (in
> From: Jan Steinman [mailto:Jan@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, August 11, 2011 2:15 PM
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Import from Quicken 2004 Mac?
> I'm looking for ways to import QuickBooks 2010 Mac. I've only just started
> researching this, so feel free to "RTFM" me -- with a proper reference, of course!
> I'll be wanting to set up a process to do this periodically (and hopefully,
> automagically) for new transactions.
> QB 2010 Mac appears to only export ".IIF" format, which appears to be a variant of
> the older ".QIF" format, and Google didn't turn up really anything for getting IIF/QIF
> files into MySQL. The best I could find would be importing them into Excel first, then CSV
> out of Excel into MySQL, which sounds like a lot of bother and not readily scriptable for
> routine use. I find it hard to believe I'm the first one to ever attempt this!
> IIF/QIF seems to be a rather unusual format. Lacking a one-step MySQL import tool,
> does anyone know of good parsers and translators for IIF/QIF that may be useful?
> Thanks in advance for any advice offered!
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