Yahoo stopped providing free security pricing back in November of 2017. MD now uses a service called AlphaVantage. However this would mean that you need to update MD to version 2017.7 and install the new updater. This is slow and sometimes errors out on securities and seems to be light on coverage for UK securities.
The PDF assumes you are running 2017 so the link to the extension Security Price Loader is not valid for 2014. However, there is a build of the Security Price Loader that will work with 2014, all be it some of the extensions features outlined in the PDF will be missing. I haven’t tested 2014 so can’t confirm you want find any issues. See https://bitbucket.org/mikerb/moneydance/wiki/Extensions
on 22 Apr, 2018 08:52 PM
. Now I am in trouble. I decided to take sth's first option. Bought and installed the 2017 upgrade version. That seemed to work OK. Then went to Alphavantage and got a key. Typed in the key, and then when I tried to update, the program locked up, said I had a problem with this message
and this keeps coming up every time I try to open Moneydance. I have to get rid of it via Force Quit.
I sounds like like you have a old out of date extension installed. Can you click EXTENSIONS - MANAGE EXPENSIONS and Remove (uninstall) all extensions.
If this stops the problem only reinstall the extensions you need.
If it does not help then you may need to manually remove one or more extensions. If that's the case post a copy of your errlog.txt by creating a file from HELP - CONSOLE WINDOW - SAVE. To help in removing extension we need to know what operating system is you computer running.
If you can't open MD to get to the extensions manager you can remove the extensions by using the finder "Go" menu with the option key held down and opening the "Library" folder. Then navigate to Library/Containers/com.infinitekind.MoneydanceOSX/Data/Library/Application\ Support/Moneydance/fmodules/
From there you can remove all the old extensions. Or even all the extensions and install new copies.
on 23 Apr, 2018 12:55 PM
I’m getting into deeper trouble. I followed your instructions, but didn’t see extension, just data sets. I trashed the old data set (it is still in trash). Now when I open Moneydance, I get the user statement. I click accept, and it either flips off, or takes me to a screen of the old 2014 program. There are two choices. If I click on “open” on the right nothing happens. If I click on the “Open other” button on the left, the application immediately quits. Where to from here?
on 23 Apr, 2018 03:03 PM
There are no extensions in f modules folder.
There is only the 2014 application showing; I did not ever show a newer module. I cannot open that old module. My data sets are still on the desktop; not in trash, but they will not pop back into the 2014 module
Good. The application should have been moved to the Applications Folder. There is not a "newer module", you should remove the 2014 application from the applications folder and put the 2017 version you are upgrading to in the Applications folder. There should not be MD applications in any other place. Not in the downloads folder for example.
The data sets supposedly have been opened in version 2017 and will not open with the 2014 applicaiton. (Extensions are modules NOT the application). A backup was made of your data when it was updated to the 2017 version.
If you bought and installed the 2017 version as you said, then the 2014 version does not exist, but you are referring to it so I am guessing that you did not fully install the 2017 version.
on 24 Apr, 2018 07:16 PM
Yes, it appears that somehow, the 2017 version was not fully installed, because I just opened a new version, and it had more steps than I went through before.
Now, I have the new 2017 version, with zero data. How do I get the old data into it? I have the data file still separate on the computer, and have not yet deleted anything of the 2014 version—don’t want to lose something prematurely.
on 25 Apr, 2018 09:21 PM
OK. I am back to square 1 thanks to everyone’s help, but with the new 2017 version, and it seems to work well. But I’m still not seeing new prices. I get a "response code 403 Forbidden" for each security. I have gone to the Extensions Manager, changed the source to Alphaadvantage, typed in my Alpha Key, but still nothing. Perhaps I have not done the Alphaadvantrage download correctly? I got the "daily MSFT.csv” file, and it is in my downloads at present.
Can you post a screen shot of the extension so we can see the setting?
Then run the extension and provide another screen that the error message.
I have no idea what a MSFT.csv file is, were did it come from?
The extension for MD that uses AlphaVantage does not download a file. It internally captures the data. Somehow you have manually executed the download command for one security (Microsoft).
Starting from scratch, verify that you are running the latest version of MD (2017.7) and the latest version of the extension (Extensions->Manage Extensions) which should be V1015 for the Q&ER extension.
Then run the quote updater (Extensions->Update quotes and exchange rates).
Then look in the console log to make sure that quotes and rates were updated.
on 26 Apr, 2018 02:22 PM
Yes, that is what I have been doing. It is the same as before: “code 403 Forbidden” on each stock. I do note that every time I open the Extensions, it shows that it has flipped from Alphadvantage back to the old Google finance quote source.
If you really can’t get the Q & ER to work for you, although it should have worked after you followed sth’s advice, then perhaps it’s time to cut your losses and try the free stand-alone program to obtain quotes and exchange rates and import the data into Moneydance.
Take a look at his thread and download the PDF outlining how to use the program and link to download the program. Post 122 in this thread.
Flipping back to Google is not right. That is probably your problem. I don't have MD open at the moment but you should NOT be able to set Google for stock quotes. If I recall correctly Google is only an option for currency quotes. Make SURE you have the correct version of the extension. Possibly delete it and update it again.
on 26 Apr, 2018 11:40 PM
YES!! I DID IT. I am all set. I did two things: I emptied the trash of all the old and duplicate copies that were around. Secondly, I put Alphavanbtage into the currency provider slot as well as the securities slot. It doesn’t give me many currency translations, but I don’t need them. The more important point, was it gave me 57 of my 61 securities—and there always were a few errors there. I’m done. Thanks everybody for your help.
Yes, that might have confused things. Files are not really gone when in the trash. Not sure why AlphaVantage has to be in the currency slot. I only have the options "AlphaVantage" and "no update" and I am using No update.