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Are you reading my mind!?
I just got this in my head as I was watching Peaky Blinders, with Nick Cave music, who Johnny Cash also covered, which got me to Hurt.
And I was thinking I should listen to it and about five minutes later I read your post.
I don't much like NIN's original though.
I've been using it since 1995, kept up with updates, and I'm currently running (still to this day) the final "sunset" edition MS published back in 2005. At this point it's basically free for all to download and use, with all the usual caveats that might entail.
These days I find myself tinkering with Power BI, and after getting used to what it can do, I'm starting to find MS Money's built-in reports somewhat..."lacking".
I otherwise like MS Money and don't necessarily want to transition/commit to something else. If I could just export its data every once in a while (even if manually) and refresh the data sources defined in Power BI to update any number of reports I might create, that'd probably be close to ideal...unfortunately, MS Money only allows exporting to what it calls "strict or loose" .QIF files. While Power BI can read from an impressive number of sources, QIF isn't one of them (and looking at their content, it probably shouldn't be expected to).
While QIF files seem readable enough, before I reinvent the wheel and try to convert into "something else" (exact details TBD)...has anyone come across anything that can either read MS Money files directly, or convert QIF files into some more common, spreadsheet (or DB) -like format(s)?
That's pretty much what I had in mind. I was wondering if anyone had gone through the exercise already just so I could at least avoid that part. At a cursory glance, it would seem one could convert this into a small number of tables that would be easy to query.
Thanks for the suggestion. At first I was rejecting the idea of using GnuCash--I don't want to switch programs--but ultimately if it's just to borrow its import source, then it's probably well worth investigating.