can you confirm the build of Moneydance you are running. see under HELP - ABOUT MONEYDANCE. e.g. 217.7(1665)
also what version of the Q & ER extension is installed see under EXTENSIONS - MANAGE EXTENSIONS. Can you describe the steps you took to get the key from Alpha Vantage and the error message you got. Also can you provide say four sample symbols and there names, one you expect to get and others your not sure about, so I can test.
The existing prices were probably transferred from Quicken.
I have attached a screen shot of what I keep getting trying to get an API key. As you can see, not very informative...
MD is 2017.6 (1656). I just installed it yesterday from download. The extension is showing 1012. Just installed it today.
I should be able to get updates on GLD <https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/GLD?p=GLD>. After running the extension I show 124.79 on 2/7/18 in MD. The latest close was on Friday, of course, 2/9/18. Yahoo shows that it did indeed close at 124.79 on 2/7/18. This was before I started transitioning Quicken data into MD. So I guess it is possible that this information came from Quicken.
While not really needed since it is always 1.00 (or should be), VMMXX <https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/VMMXX/chart?p=VMMXX> seems like it MIGHT be able to be downloaded as a quote. But Yahoo shows nothing more recent than 6/16 (of what year?) so maybe not. Again, the price history for it in MD is 1.00 on 2/7/18.
What maybe should NOT get quoted is an institutional CD. This shows a "ticker" of 02006L6E8 which I think is a CD identifier used by Vanguard. MD shows its price at 99.522 on 2/6/18. I should guess that this number was imported from Quicken but I am not sure.
It has two sources one did not recognised VMMXX for GLD it reported 124.77 as of 2018-2-10
The other source reported VMMXX as 1 as of 2011-6-17.GLD 124.74 as of 2018-2-9
Without a correct type of symbol, a Vanguard CD can’t be found.
Since I am still not able to get an API key (have emailed their support but have heard nothing yet), I decided to look at the console and I can see information related to how the extension tries to contact Google to get quote information. For GLD it sends this web request <http://www.google.com/finance/historical?q=NYSE:GLD&startdate=Feb+5,+2018&enddate=Feb+13,+2018&output=csv>. So I decided to copy/paste this into my web browser to see what happens. This appears to trigger an issue with Google. See the attached screen shot. I have looked at the help page linked there and it seems that Google is not permitting "Sending searches from a robot, computer program, automated service, or search scraper". So I guess this simply will not work at all. Any other suggestions? Thanks
Oh I am not mocking it. I am just lazy and not yet troubled enough to make this effort. I just recently had to install another program and write a small batch file to deal with the fact that MD only writes a single backup file per day - overwriting one if it already exists. So I am just moving slowly :-) Thanks