OFX Importer Plugin
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KMyMoney will import OFX files painlessly. However, this functionality is not built into the core program. You must obtain and install the OFX Importer Plugin. Once that is installed, the command to import OFX files will automatically show up under the “File | Import” menu.
Note that many prepackaged versions of KMyMoney were built with the OFX importer already included or available as a separate package. If the OFX importer does not seem to be installed in your version, the first place to check is in the same place you got your base KMyMoney package.
If you have installed from RPM, the OFX Importer Plugin is contained within the kmymoney-ofx RPM. It should be available from whatever source you got the base KMyMoney RPM. If you have built from sources, all you need to do is have preferrably the libOFX 0.9 development headers and libraries installed on your system. The KMyMoney build process will detect these and compile the plugin. libOFX 0.8.2 is supported as well, but some features are not supported with this version of the library.
Should you run into trouble trying to compile KMyMoney, and you are certain
you have the correct version of libOFX installed, please contact the
(kmymoney2-developer lists.sourceforge.net) for assistance. Include a copy of your config.log
file, compressed first via gzip.
The most basic way to import an OFX file is to choose the importer from the menu bar. From the menu, choose , and then . If OFX does not show up under Import, you do not have the OFX Importer Plugin installed correctly. Please see the previous section.
The first thing the importer will do is ask you into which account to import the transactions. If there are transactions from multiple accounts in your file, you will be asked this question multiple times.
After importing, some of your transactions may be shown with an exclamation mark on a yellow triangle in the ledger. This is because they need to be assigned a category. The importer was not able to automatically assign a category based on your past transaction history. You can edit each transaction in the ledger to assign a category, and the mark will be removed.
Please note that this section describes the “native” OFX importer. OFX files may also be imported using the AqBanking Importer Plugin if you have installed that. Note that the two importers do behave slightly differently, and they are written and supported by two different developers.
Please note that if you are importing a file with investment transactions, those investments must first exist in your KMyMoney file. The trading symbol is used to match, so please ensure that the symbol in KMyMoney is exactly the same as the one in the file you're importing.
The easiest way to import an OFX file is to set up Web Connect. Visit your bank's web site, and click on a link to download an OFX file. Your browser should ask you what program you would like to use to open the program. Point your browser to KMyMoney. It will then import the downloaded OFX file into the KMyMoney file you most recently had open. You can also change the file associations of your desktop environment, and have KMyMoney open the OFX file automatically for you.
If you need to import the OFX file into some other KMyMoney file, load up that file in KMyMoney first, and then visit your bank's web site.
OFX Direct Connect is now supported in KMyMoney. This gives you the ability to contact your bank directly to obtain statements. In the future, there will be more help written, and this will be moved to its own section.
To enable this feature, you must compile KMyMoney with the --enable-ofxbanking switch (now the default).
Please be warned: Many banks require a separate signup, will give you a separate password or PIN, and may even charge you a separate fee for this service. No bank directly supports KMyMoney. You will have to tell them you want to bank directly from MS Money or Quicken.
The first step is to configure each account for which you wish to download statements. Go to the Accounts view, right click on the account you wish to configure, and choose “Map to online account...”. In case more than one online banking plugin is installed on your system you will be asked which one to use. For the internal OFX method select KMyMoney OFX. A list of banks will be downloaded from the Internet and a wizard will guide you through choosing a bank, entering your username and password, and selecting an account. Should you find that your bank is not listed, then it may still be possible to use the manual option. Your bank may be able to provide the required parameters, or you may have to do some research to find them.
Once you have an account set up with online banking, go to the ledger for that account. Then from the “Account” menu, choose “Update account...”. This will connect to your bank, and download a statement for the last 60 days.
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