HomeBank User manual

CSV file format

With HomeBank you can import/export some of the internal data's in the most common file format that is CSV.

Notice: meanwhile CSV should uses comma as separator, HomeBank uses semi-colon as separator (this is most common than comma)

The format used for the different files is specific to HomeBank, so don't expect to import files your bank should offers you directly, you will need to arrange it a little in a spreadsheet like Gnumeric before.

Below is a description with example of the CSV format that HomeBank uses.

Transaction

date format can be: y-m-d, m-d-y, or d-m-y, year can be 2 or 4 digits, and separators can be / . or -
payment from 0=none to 10=FI fee

 You cannot import transaction with payment type=5 (internal xfer)

info a string
payee a payee name
memo a string
amount a number with a '.' or ',' as decimal separator, ex: -24.12 or 36,75
category a full category name (category, or category:subcategory)
tags tags separated by space
tag is mandatory since v4.5

Example:

15-02-04;0;;;Some cash;-40,00;Bill:Withdrawal of cash;tag1
15-02-04;1;;;Internet DSL;-45,00;Inline service/Internet;tag2
... 

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Budget

type * = monthly
blank = month value
category the category name
value(s) 1 amount : if the type is monthly
12 amounts, separated by ';' : if type month value

Example:

*;Fuel;45.00
 ;Domestic animals;1.00;2.00;3.00;4.00;...
*;Food;17.00
... 

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Category

level 1 = category
2 = subcategory
type - = expense
+ = income
category name the category name

Example:

1;-;Food
2; ;Grocer
2; ;Restaurant
1;+;Wage
... 

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Payee

payee name the name of the payee
full category name optional: since 5.1.3
the full name of the category

Example:

payee_name1;cat1:subcat1
payee_name2;
... 

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