Quickly convert CSV or Excel files to QBO (Web Connect) for import into Quickbooks.
This is a PHP script that converts CSV and Excel files to OFX (Open Financial Exchange) format, a file format used to transfer financial data between applications. The OFX file generated can be downloaded as an attachment.
Users can upload a CSV or Excel file, select the type of statement (bank statement or credit card statement), and then click the "Convert" button to generate the OFX file.
The script reads the file data and uses a PHP library like PHPExcel or PhpSpreadsheet to read Excel files if the file uploaded is an Excel file. If the file uploaded is a CSV file, it reads the file using the PHP function fgetcsv().
It then converts the data to OFX format and adds it to the OFX header and body. The OFX header contains metadata about the file, and the OFX body contains the actual transaction data. The converted OFX file is then returned to the user as an attachment with the filename in the format YmdHis.QBO.
If the uploaded file is a bank statement, the script converts the CSV file to OFX using the convertCsvToOfxTypeChequing() method, which generates an OFX file containing checking account transaction data. If the uploaded file is a credit card statement, it uses the convertCsvToOfxTypeCredit() method, which generates an OFX file containing credit card transaction data.
The script applies some validation rules to the CSV data. For instance, it checks if the third column of each row in the CSV data is numeric. If it is not numeric, the row is skipped.
Users should ensure that they upload the correct file format (CSV or Excel) and select the correct type of statement before clicking the "Convert" button. They should also ensure that the CSV data is valid and does not contain errors or incorrect data types.
No, this script does not save any data to a database or any other storage. It reads data from a file provided in a form, converts it to the OFX format, and sends it back to the user as a downloadable file. The script uses the Illuminate\Http\Request class to get the file and other data from the form, and the Validator class to validate the request data. It also uses the PhpSpreadsheet library to read Excel files if the uploaded file is not a CSV file. The converted OFX data is then returned as a response to the user's browser.
The script expects a file upload containing either a CSV or Excel file, which should contain data related to bank statements or credit card statements. The expected columns in the file are not explicitly mentioned in the script, but it can be inferred from the code that the CSV file should contain at least three columns in the following order: date , name , and amount .