PayPal History

The PayPal History Converter parses any of PayPal’s downloadable history formats and outputs the data in many other standard formats for use in your finance management application.

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Compatibility

As well as being limited to a 2-year export, the PayPal history downloads are incomplete at best. The table below shows the features available in each format:

  CSV TXT QIF IIF PDF
Currency    
Payee  
Timezone      
Transaction ID        
Memo        
eBay Fee    

Other things to note:

Foreign Currencies

A typical transaction in anything other than your default currency may look something like this:

Details Currency Amount
European Widgets EUR -10.00
From British Pound EUR 10.00
To Euro GBP -8.85
Credit Card GBP 8.85

In this example, the purchase in Euros is redeemed by a credit card payment in Sterling, but there are 4 entries to illustrate this. By contrast, the converter calculates the exchange rate used for the transaction and includes it in the output. The converted output would therefore look like this:

Details Currency Amount Rate
European Widgets EUR -10.00 0.885
Credit Card GBP 8.85 1.000

Output Formats

The following output formats are supported:

OFX

OFX provides support for multiple currencies and accurate times.

QIF

QIF files do not support multiple currencies or accurate times, but the format is used by a number of finance management applications.

CSV

The output of the CSV format can be customised to support multiple finance management applications. The field order, date/time format and field separator can all be altered.