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How to Import CSV Files

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2017 03:54PM PDT

We recommend importing bank activity with Quicken (QFX) or MS Money (OFX) files if your bank provides them. You can learn more about importing via these file formats here. However, if your bank does not offer QFX or OFX downloads, Goodbudget supports “CSV” formatted files as well.


  1. From the Transactions window on the home page, click on “Import Bank Transactions.”
  2. Click on “Choose File” and select the CSV file you want to upload.
  3. Then click on “Upload Transactions.”



Goodbudget will take you to a page where you can categorize the data in your CSV file.

Let Goodbudget know which columns represent the Date, Name, and Amount of the transaction, then click on “Submit” to continue the import.

CSV Import not working?

If Goodbudget rejects your CSV file, you may need to format the data into a compatible format. Download the sample CSV file below to learn more about how to format your file for Goodbudget.

Sample CSV File with Instructions Right-click to "Save as" the file to your computer.

All my transactions have the wrong dates! They are showing up as 12/31/1969.

Try changing the date formatting for your CSV file. Goodbudget currently accepts files with the following date formats: MM/DD/YYYY, DD/MM/YYYY
seconds ago
a minute ago
minutes ago
an hour ago
hours ago
a day ago
days ago
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