UPDATE: Hung Le has a new build available as of 3/22/2011 that he is calling SUNRIISE available at http://sunriise.sourceforge.net/
Just download one file and open up a renamed copy of your Money file (just to be safe), and explore your Money database.
Hung Le has developed another Java app that will output the contents of your encrypted MNY data file into plain text format, which then allows you to not only archive your data, but perform other post-processing tasks like creating additional customized reports yourself using external tools or adding your own data that currently is not part of the database that would be accessible via an external program.
In theory, this could someday lead to the way for a new program that could simulate or supplement Microsoft Money using your existing data file. I find this to be pretty exciting, but this isn’t yet for normal users – it’s mentioned here more for the programmer types that wish to push this further. Since the Ultrasoft Money program for Windows Mobile platform (and the Palm platform) interface so well with the Money data file already, the combined efforts could also lead the way into taking Money into the next generation.
🙂 I think I know what Hung has in mind for now though 🙂
Since there are fields / columns / data that are no longer updated with the OFFLINE feeds like they were with the Online updates, I’ll bet he wants to see if he can expose them and process the data extraneously with his Java app such that after the new data is written into the database, Money will then, in fact, display the missing data! Ingenious, I think, and if this isn’t what he has in mind, then let this trigger that train of thought.:)
Go to Hung’s Readme.txt file in his MSISAM folder for more details.