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Skrooge: Personal finance management +1

Jul 20, 2009, 13:34 (0 Talkback[s])


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"As usual with financial applications I did not get my hopes up very high. Normally they just don't do what I want, that's why I wrote my own application for my Office 9 years ago in php/mysql. But to use that for my personal finances was not a very tempting outlook.

"So I installed Skrooge from SVN and hoped for some cool import function to get my bank data imported somehow. There was a csv import. Knowing my bank also provided that as export format, I wanted to use that. But it failed. The format of the csv seems to be a big secret, as I could not find it anywhere. Except in the C++ code of course, but by then I gave up on that. Wondering what else I could do to get the data in, I spotted OFX import. Opened my online banking again, and Yes my bank exports to that format too. Importing into Skrooge went flawless. The only thing I don't understand is how to set a starting balance for that bank account. Just made a fake negative money withdrawel to solve that."

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