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Do you need to do this task?

You only need to import statements if you have bank or credit card accounts that you haven’t set up a bank feed for.

If you don't have bank feeds set up for any of your bank accounts or credit cards, you can import an electronic bank statement instead. This will let you work with the bank transactions in the same way you would if you had bank feeds. See Working with bank transactions.

If you've got bank feeds, you don't need to import statements. See Bank feeds.

Downloading statements from your bank

Before you can import a bank statement, you'll need to download it from your internet banking website. Log in to your bank account and save the bank statement as a .QIF or .OFX file. If you have a choice of date formats, choose dd/mm/yy

Import a bank or credit card statement

Once you’ve downloaded the electronic statements from your online banking website, you can import them into MYOB Essentials on the Bank transactions page.

Tips for importing statements:

  • You don't need to import statements in date order. You can import statements from earlier or later than the last one imported.
  • If you're importing several months’ worth of statements, it's best to import and reconcile them one month at a time. This will make it easier to manage a large backlog of transactions.
  • If you’re not sure what statements you’ve already imported, click the Import History button. See Viewing your bank statement import history.

To import bank and credit card statements 

  1. Go to the Banking menu and choose Bank transactions. The Bank transactions page appears.
  2. Click the Import statements button at the top right of the page. The Import bank or credit card statement section appears.
  3. In the Bank/Credit Card Account field, choose which account you want the imported transactions to go into. 
  4. Click Choose File. The Windows Open window appears.
  5. Locate the statement file you want to import and click Open. The Bank transactions window reappears, with the file name showing next to the Choose File button.
  6. If you’re importing a .QIF format statement, select a Date format if using QIF from the list.

    .QIF date format

    The date format (dd/MM/yy or MM/dd/yy) must match the format used in the imported statement; if it doesn’t, a message will appear after you click Import Now, and the statement will fail to import. If necessary, change the date format, or edit the date(s) in the statement using a plain text editor and re-import the statement.
  7. Click Import Now to import the statement data into the account.
    A message appears, telling you how many statement lines were imported successfully.
  8. Click OK to confirm.
  9. If you want to: