Export

The account statements retrieved from the bank can be exported into any folder on your computer or network, for instance to be accessed from there by external programs, such as financial accounting software. This facilitates the option to perform exports manually or automatically and also to save the data in the original format or convert into a the CSV format during the export.

Manual export

Using the manual export method, account statements as well as transactions can be exported. Do so by highlighting one or more rows in the respective tab and access the Export item from the context menu. The Account statement export dialog box then opens, which is described in section Manual export.

Automatic export

Using the automatic export function, account statements are automatically exported after retrieval from the bank. An automatic export must first be set up for this by selecting the Create new automatic export item in the Automatic exports tab. Alternatively, this function can also be accessed via the Automatic export item from the File - New menu or from the toolbar. This then opens the New automatic export dialog box, which is described in section Automatic export.

Trigger automatic exports

The export only takes the currently retrieved account statements into consideration. If you wish to export already previously retrieved account statements, you should use the manual export or the Trigger automatic exports function which can be accessed via the context menu of the Account overview tab. You can also proceed this way, for instance to restore a lost export file.

Conversion

The account statement data stored in BL Banking can be exported in a freely defined CSV format, for instance to work with the data in a spreadsheet calculation or to import the data into accounting software. After the installation, BL Banking automatically provides a conversion type Auszug.txt and Umsatz.txt each which can be processed in this format by many financial accounting packages. You can use both conversions to define automatic exports. Of course, you can also modify the conversion types and create your own new ones.

A right mouse click opens the context menu. You can then access the Change of a conversion dialog box by selecting the Properties item. When one or both pre-defined conversions are no longer available, for instance because you changed their names, the Create default conversions is activated in the context menu. This allows you to recreate the missing conversions.

In order to create a new conversion, click on Create new conversion in the context menu. This is followed by the opening of the New conversion dialog box which is described in section Conversion.

Note: If you don't need the functions Conversions and Automatic exports, you can individually disable the associated tab by clicking on the cross. The chapter General - User interface - Perspectives describes how to restore a tab.