Version 2 is now available!
If you would like to be able to run your Offline update scripts (PocketSense) from within your Microsoft Money program while also viewing the new quotes.htm file that is produced everytime you update your quotes, I’m sharing the new page (along with easy installation instructions) that I’ve developed for just this purpose. Since the Money GUI is really just a customized browser, this is probably the only way modules can be added to the program without hacking into the source code. I would also like to point out that everytime the quotes are updated throughout the day, the quotes.htm page is updated, even though the newer values are ignored within the Money program. And this page will also show Last Closing Price as well as Percent change in price since the last closing price! Thanks Robert!
Go to the folder on your hard drive that you’ve installed PocketSense (version published on or after February 16, 2011) into
Download my webage add-in and extract the Images folder and the 4 htm files into this same folder as the scripts
Right click on getdata.py and select Create Shortcut
Right click on setup.py and select Create Shortcut
- Click on one of the 4 webpages (and don’t rename them): GetOfxDataXP(1).htm, GetOfxDataXP(2).htm, GetOfxData7(1).htm or GetOfxData7(2).htm which will open it in your browser. Although all four versions look the same, only one will have links to getdata and setup that actually work. If you want a detailed explanation of the differences, see the 3/19/2010 notes in the Version 1 Blog: https://microsoftmoneyoffline.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/webpage-add-in-run-pocketsense-from-within-the-money-program/
- If the link(s) to GetData.py and Setup.py work, then Copy the address from the Address Bar (Highlight it and right-click and select Copy). B1inUK offers this tip for WinVista and Win7 users: You may have to Right-click the htm file, select Properties and click Unblock at the bottom to allow the links to work.
Open Money and Paste that address (or type the full path to the htm file) into Money’s address bar ( as an example, my path is: C:\Documents and Settings\Dan’s\My Documents\Microsoft Money\Python Scripts\GetOfxDataXP(1).htm ) and hit Enter (or click on the GoTo button).
You’re done; whenever you wish to access the scripts from within Money – either click on Favorites, Favorite Web Sites, and then GetOfxData OR select the file in the address bar and hit Enter (or the GoTo button)
ENJOY Microsoft Money OFFLINE!!
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