Tuesday, December 25, 2007

OFX download for vanguard

I've been using ofx.py to get my transactions from Vanguard, it stopped working sometimes this month. I have some code to parse and merge the sort-of-xml responses to an .xls file - which for me works much better than any alternative I tried. Moneydance is close, it provides an API that can be used to extract same data and it's a bit easier to setup, but it does some magic and seem to be less stable. Quicken, Money - never found a way to get my data back, and won't work on linux too well.

Made few changes to get it working again, first the setup is:

"caps": [ "SIGNON", "INVSTMT" ],
"fiorg": "vanguard.com",
"url": "https://vesnc.vanguard.com/us/OfxDirectConnectServlet"
The main change besides url is the code to get the transactions, urllib2 seems to default to HTTP/1.0, couldn't find a way to force it to 1.1 so I changed the code to use httplib directly:

garbage, path = urllib2.splittype(self.config["url"])
host, selector = urllib2.splithost(path)
h = httplib.HTTPSConnection(host)
h.request('POST', selector, query,
{ "Content-type": "application/x-ofx",
"Accept": "*/*, application/x-ofx"
res = h.getresponse()
response = res.read()


request = urllib2.Request(self.config["url"],
{ "Content-type": "application/x-ofx",
"Accept": "*/*, application/x-ofx"
print "RES: ", res, " ", res.status, " ", res.reason
f = urllib2.urlopen(request)
response = f.read()

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