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Format of messages between Microsoft Money (sunset) and moneycentral/MSN Money RRS feed

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  • As we all know, Money is no longer supported, but like many others I still think it's the best thing since sliced bread!  It's still usable, apart from stock updates, which moneycentral/MSN Money stopped supporting last August.  Some people have been using OFX files to simulate that functionality, but it's rather messy.

    I have sniffed the GET packets Money is sending out, as shown below, and understand much, though not all of that.  If I knew the response format that invisapi.dll returned, then I could get the quotes from elsewhere on the web and form the correct POST response.  Is there some kind person at MS or elsewhere who could give me the format of the sent and returned data, or at least give me an example of returned data to work from?  Alternatively the source code of invisapi.dll should do the job.

    Data sent from Money to http[colon][slash][slash]data[dot]moneycentral[dot]msn[dot]com[slash]Scripts[slash]invisapi.dll (formatted for readability):

    GET /Scripts/invisapi.dll
    ?V=6&Q=19,20,
    AU%3aAMP,%24US%3aINDU,%24US%3aCOMPX,%24US%3aINX,%24GB%3aUKX,
    GB%3aGB003305401,GB%3aGB000683809,GB%3aGB003305382,GB%3aGB000122904,GB%3aGB0033051334,
    GB%3aGB0006779218,GB%3aGB00B0HWJ904,GB%3aGB0004330824,GB%3aGB00B036Z329,GB%3aGB00B09DMK36,
    GB%3aGB0033050690,GB%3aGB0033828020,GB%3aGB0000937093,GB%3aGB00B7K7QZ68,GB%3aGB00B24DPY79,
    5,
    0,3,1E,14E,14F
    & N=&H=20,
    AU%3aAMP,%24US%3aINDU,%24US%3aCOMPX,%24US%3aINX,%24GB%3aUKX,
    GB%3aGB003305401,GB%3aGB000683809,GB%3aGB003305382,GB%3aGB000122904,GB%3aGB0033051334,
    GB%3aGB0006779218,GB%3aGB00B0HWJ904,GB%3aGB0004330824,GB%3aGB00B036Z329,GB%3aGB00B09DMK36,
    GB%3aGB0033050690,GB%3aGB0033828020,GB%3aGB0000937093,GB%3aGB00B7K7QZ68,GB%3aGB00B24DPY79,
    5,
    20002+20201+20130628+20140405,
    20006+20201+20130628+20140405,
    20000+20201+20130628+20140405,
    20001+20201+20130628+20140405,
    20004+20201+20130628+20140405
     HTTP/1.1
    Accept: */*
    User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MoneyCentral; Version 14.0.0.1105)
    Host: data.moneycentral.msn.com
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Cache-Control: no-cache
    Cookie: MUID=0F80E86D5D3E60CE0F4FEE61593E625A; MC1=V=3&GUID=c61c0c6d7c8d4ebb939b4abeb1f8b53f; brdSample=0; mh=MSFT; CC=GB; SRCHD=SM=1&D=3290108&MS=3290108&AF=NOFORM; SRCHUSR=AUTOREDIR=0&GEOVAR=&DOB=20140403

    Monday, April 7, 2014 2:25 PM