1 (edited by greyson 2010-01-21 16:02:52)

Topic: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

From the GNUcash site, this gets my brokerage accounts:

FID: 5104
Broker ID: Schwab.com
URL: https://ofx.schwab.com/cgi_dev/ofx_server

2 (edited by benderguy 2011-02-07 07:02:39)

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

When setting up with PocketSense, I successfully used the following:

    SiteName   : Schwab Brokerage (use whatever you like here)
    AcctType   : INVSTMT
    fiorg      : ISC
    fid        : 5104
    url        : https://ofx.schwab.com/cgi_dev/ofx_server
    bankid     :
    brokerid   : SCHWAB.COM
    appid      :
    appver     :

I entered by account number exactly as seen on the website, like: 1234-5678
It took my username & password exactly as I use logging into the account website.

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

My Schwab OFX download stopped working a few weeks ago, producing a generic error message. Today I spoke with Schwab technical support and they said that, although they no longer currently support MS Money, they did recently change their systems and how they work with Quicken. One problem they have been having since the change was that people with dashes in their account setup in Quicken were having download problems. I did have dashes in my PocketSense account setup for Schwab (as in, account number 1234-5678), so I removed the dashes and - viola! - it works again.

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

Thanks very much for this post!  My Pocketsense downloads from Schwab Brokerage have also been failing and removing the dashes from the account numbers (using Setup.pyc) has everything working again.

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

This stopped working for me in August, 2013.  A call to Schwab said nothing had changed.  Schwab bank OFX continued to work fine (different URL, FID, and ORG), but none of my brokerage accounts (the IRA account has never worked).

Yesterday I canned Schwab again, and while the Customer Service rep didn't know much about OFX and even less about GNUcash, he fired up Quicken and turned on logging.  From that he captured 8888 as the FID.

I changed the 5104 to 8888 and presto!  I can access my brokerage accounts again!

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

My connection to Schwab OFX is no longer working as of 8/16/17. Requests to the ofx server are timing out. Using the following configurations:

FI ID: 5104
FI URL: https://ofx.schwab.com/cgi_dev/ofx_server

Unclear if something as changed on Schwab's side that is not reflected yet on OFX Home.

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

A Schwab tech rep informed me that Schwab is no longer supporting "third parties" retrieving their OFX data and are limited to supporting Turbotax, H&R, and Quicken. His comments suggested that they have implemented IP whitelisting to limit who can access the data.

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

Haven't been able to download transactions since last month. Before that everything was working fine. According to the profile on this site the connections was tested and found to be working.  So, why can't I access my data?

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

Per the thread about Charles Schwab Bank, removing the User-Agent from requests makes OFX download work normally.

10 (edited by zachMade Yesterday 09:15:32)

Re: Charles Schwab&Co., INC

I'm able to get profile and even account info from Schwab: <PROFMSGSRQV1> and <ACCTINFOTRNRQ> both work, and I am able to get a listing of all my accounts with their account numbers.

But I haven't been able to get statements or any further details from the actual investment accounts. I'm using the example format from page 491 of the OFX 2.2 specification. I'm using the same headers and <SIGNONMSGSRQV1> as I am with my other working requests, but I the moment I try to get statements I get a code 2000 OFX reply:

<MESSAGE>Account information may contain bad or invalid characters such as spaces.</MESSAGE>

Any help would be greatly appreciated. My request body is below, sans redacted personal info. I'm performing these requests using Postman.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?>
            <USERID>        </USERID>
            <USERPASS>        </USERPASS>
                    <ACCTID>        </ACCTID>