Error Dowloading security quotes:null

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larry

17 Jun, 2017 07:42 AM

Hi,

With no changes to investments, I've had this error three times this morning, never had it before

Larry

UK

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Henry on 17 Jun, 2017 07:44 AM

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    Hi Larry,

    Thank you for contacting us.
    We've been looking into this issue and it seems all customers are encountering 400 and 500 errors - 404, 502 or 504.
    A Yahoo support representative has confirmed that Yahoo Finance API has been discontinued.
    From the changes that have been made, it seems like Yahoo is trying to prevent people from automated downloading like Moneydance (and so many others) are doing.

    Our lead developer has mentioned that we may be able to make a change, that means the Moneydance connection will pose as a browser, rather than a program. This may allow the connection. However, it seems very likely that this will turn into a 'cat-and-mouse' game.

    The current workaround is to download the quotes in a cvs file and import them by navigating to Tools > Securities > Edit then Import.

    We are looking into other services we can use instead to resume the automatic downloads.

    Henry
    Infinite Kind Support

  2. 2 Posted by larry on 19 Jun, 2017 04:20 AM

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    Thanks a lot..

  3. 3 Posted by sprimost on 21 Jun, 2017 12:33 PM

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    Hi Henry --

    I have been doing some investigating and came up with this solution. See
    web site url below. I have not tried it as yet.

    But, if you could have the developers change the csv import format to
    include the stock ticker, then this could be very automatic (not have to
    do it for each stock ticker and a separate file.

    Let me know your thoughts.

    https://www.stock-data-solutions.com/kb/how-to-load-historical-prices-from-google-finance-to-csv.htm

    Steve (sprimost at gmail.com)

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