BankTree Personal Finance supports a variety of file import formats these include support for Microsoft Money and Quicken OFX and QIF file formats. Support for native CSV (comma separated value) ASCII or binary format is also included. Multiple accounts can also be imported from your QIF or OFX file if they contain them.
For QIF Files: bank transactions, cash transactions, credit card transactions, investment transactions, other liability transactions, and other asset transactions can be imported.
For OFX, QFX Files: bank transactions, cash transactions, credit card transactions, investment transactions can be imported.
MNY, QDF or Quicken backup files are not supported.
When Importing your data, the date format, for dates within the file must match the date format you select during the Import. You can choose the following formats - DAY/MONTH/YEAR, MONTH/DAY/YEAR, YEAR/MONTH/DAY.
If the date formats do not match you will get a data format invalid error, just correct the date format and re-run the import.
When you import your data, using OFX, or CSV file format, you will have to re-categorise your transactions from the default Credit, and Debit categories.
Once you have categorised your entries, any future imports you perform for the same Payee, will be automatically categorised.
If you make and receive payments to the same payees, it would better to import a small selection of entries, then categorise these first, before running a large import
The auto-categorise feature for account transactions rapidly reduces the amount of information you need to complete. This does not apply to Transfers, Split transactions
When entering details of your transactions as you start to complete the payee details, etc the category and further fields are completed for you - helping you to complete your transaction details quicker.
You will need to do this if you are moving your data to another computer or just keeping your data safe.
To backup your data, on to any media, use the File Backup function. We recommend users (as with any software application) back up their data consistently.
To use the backup function go to the File menu and select Backup. You will need to have your back-area ready; choose a folder on your computer or a separate disk drive
To restore the data the restore files function can be used, this is again under the file menu.